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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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  • Hot pools & health spas

    Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa - Guided tour and Maori experience

    Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal tours.

    $15
  • Bus & coach transport

    Mt Ruapehu Snow Shuttles

    Hiking? Skiing or Snowboarding?? Sightseeing?? Come and enjoy Mt Ruapehu in winter! Perfect for solo travelers, couples, families or small groupsDoor to Door Premium service with the most experienced drivers Less stress, no parking issues, more fun

    $59 Book now
  • Gardens

    Off Road Segway Experience

    Go from Beginner to Pro, starting out with learning how to ride and control your segway, before circling and weaving in and out of the trees, up and down slopes. A great option for families and groups. Upgrades to Thermal Safari, subject to avail

    $75
  • Custom transfers

    Backyard Tours Private Tongariro Alpine Crossing Carpark on SH46

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing – transport vans depart Turangi, and Backyard Tours Private Carpark SH46, providing round-trip transfers. Naturally includes our Māori blessing, Photo, local sharing of knowledge and stories, and free drink at end. Book Now.

    $40 - $70 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    InterCity TravelPass Taupo

    Travel like a local with InterCity TravelPass - pre-planned travel itineraries you can complete at your own pace.

    $125 - $1,045 Book now
  • Hunting

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Hunting Wilderness Experience

    Hunting by the day in the Taupo region and extended free range hunts on our exclusive 18,000 hectare block in Southern Waiarapa, with NO trophy fees. Accommodation is a very comfortable lodge with all amenities.

    $820 - $6,200 Book now
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