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Taupo has so many spectacular places to see and activities to try that sometimes its easiest to let an expert take care of your itinerary. 

Whether you’re a keen golfer, skier or snowboarder, nature-lover, or travelling group keen to sit back and enjoy the ride together, a tour by bus, private luxury car, or on a bike can help you take in all the highlights of the region with minimum hassle.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Rated as the best one-day hike in New Zealand. Hike across a volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts – steaming vents, glacial valleys, ancient lava flows, alpine vegetation and vivid crater lakes, all with stunning views.

The best way to get to the start of the track is by shuttle. You can arrange transport through the Taupo i-SITE or Turangi i-SITE or see the list of operators below.

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  • Rental cars

    Hertz Taupo

    Discover New Zealand with a car rental from any one of our 42 branches in all major cities and airports. Our fleet of late model vehicles are equipped with the latest safety features, so you can travel in comfort and enjoy the drive.

  • Wineries

    Crafty TROUT Brewery

    Explore and discover craft beer and cider using Alpine Volcanic water. Tours of the first fully automated brewing system in the world. A perfect indoor activity away from the weather.

    $30
  • Bus & coach transport

    InterCity Taupo

    Get bus fares from just $1 (plus booking fee)on New Zealand's largest transport network. InterCity operates a fleet of modern comfortable air-conditioned buses with daily services nationwide.

    $1 - $200 Book now
  • Rental cars

    Taupo Airport

    With over 40 car rental locations nationwide Budget Rent a Car can help you on the road to discovery.

    $75 - $150 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    Base Camp Shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Base Camp is a car park between the beginning and end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, just in front of the Tongariro Holiday Park. Park your car, hire your gear and use our shuttle for your return transport to the crossing.

    $35 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    Backyard Tours - Custom Transport Tours

    Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Visitor's journey is ensured whilst enjoying views and scenic historical sights in and around Turangi, Lake Taupō and the Tongariro National Park. Choice of activities or café styles can be added too.

    $70 - $90 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    Scenic Shuttle from Taupo to Mt Ruapehu

    Enjoy a scenic shuttle ride to beautiful Mt Ruapehu - home to New Zealand's newest and longest gondola - The Sky Waka. Experience the breathtaking views of the Tongariro National Park from the top of the gondola! Available year round from Taupo

    $49 - $75 Book now
  • Urban attractions

    Great Lake Explorer

    The new tour bus in town - Great Lake Explorer is a new shuttle bus service in Taupo taking you to the local attractions in a convenient tour. We want to help show you the best of the region by making local transport easy.

    $30
  • Custom transfers

    Secure SH46 Ketetahi Park & Ride

    Backyard Tours Services customers with transport to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The best cheapest & safest only secure Ketetahi Park & Ride one way shuttles & transfer that value is not compared. Book Now.

    $35 - $45 Book now
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