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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 traveling 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 visitor centres or see the list of operators below.

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  • Airport shuttles

    Tongariro Panda Shuttles

    We offer a one way or return shuttle service to the start of your Tongariro Alpine Crossing Adventure. We are proud to locally owned and operated, and we see your safety as our number one priority.

    $60 - $75 Book now
  • Arts & crafts

    Lava Glass Glassblowing Studio Tour

    Lava Glass is the playground of Lynden Over, one of New Zealand's leading glass artists. In his studio, you get the opportunity to watch him and resident artists at work. Lava Glass is the first certified net carbon zero glass studio in the world.

    $12.50 - $20
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Geothermal Tours

    Kayaking through geothermal features along the Waikato River, bathing under a hot springs waterfall or wandering through Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is without a doubt one of the best ways to experience the geothermal wonders of NZ.

    $60 - $270 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    InterCity Taupo

    Get bus fares to and from Taupo 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
  • Walking & hiking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Walking & Hiking Tours

    Enjoy exploring nature by foot? Let us guide you on our many beautiful and amazing hiking and walking trails around the Great Lake Taupo region.

    $100 - $250 Book now
  • Transport

    Adventure Trippin

    Book, arrive, collect and drive - car rental for adventurers!

  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Overnight e-Bike Adventures

    Join us for the ultimate private mountain e-biking adventure in the Central North Island and stay in a luxurious remote lodge for the night. You will experience a truly private, wilderness adventure, with your very own on-site accommodation and host.

    $595 Book now
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Mt Ruapehu Summit Plateau Guided Group Hike From Taupo

    Our guides are personable, qualified and ready to guide you on one of New Zealand’s best 1-day walk. Adrift provides instruction, transport, equipment and gear hire. This is a great hike and does require a good level of fitness.

    $825 Book now
  • Breweries

    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.

    $40
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