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Taupō 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 Taupō i-SITE or Turangi i-SITE or see the list of operators below.

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  • 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 - $120 Book now
  • Custom Transfers

    Turangi return shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossin

    Turangi return shuttle picks you up from your accomodation in Turangi and takes you to the start of the track. In the afternoon we also pick up from the end of the track and bring you back to Turangi again.

    $50 Book now
  • Rental Cars

    Taupo

    Rent with confidence and choose Avis for your Car Rental to explore New Zealand. Avis offers a wide range of rental cars in 38 different branches located across the country.

    $30 - $150 Book now
  • Farms

    Chauffered Tours NZ - Bespoke Tour

    Join our guides on a bespoke tour of New Zealand - your dream vacation built for you. Tell us your interests and let us show you the very best New Zealand has to offer. Chauffered Tours cater to English and various other languages.

    $2,500 - $50,000 Book now
  • Sports

    Tread Routes Cycle Tours

    Explore the New Zealand Cycle Trails with Tread Routes. We provide shuttles, guiding, bike hire and package trips on a wide range of trails. We have expert trail knowledge and all the gear to make logistics easy.

    $20 - $2,000
  • Air Transport

    INFLITE Transfers - Taupo

    Premium helicopter, fixed wing or jet transfers with INFLITE Transfers. Whether you are flying to/from Auckland, Mount Cook, Taupo or something custom - we have the transfer for you. Book online or call us and our friendly team will take care of you.

    $500 - $50,000
  • Skydiving

    Duck'n'Dive - Rafting and Skydiving

    Experience NZ's finest scenery from the air and on the water! The Duck & Dive combo gives you the chance to skydive and raft in two of the most beautiful spots in the Central North Island.

    $365
  • Rental Cars

    Taupo Airport

    Rent with confidence and choose Avis for your Car Rental to explore New Zealand. Avis offers a wide range of rental cars in 38 different branches located across the country.

    $30 - $150 Book now
  • Custom Transfers

    Backyard Tours Tongariro Alpine Crossing Turangi transfers

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing – transport vans depart Taupō, Turangi, Backyard Tours Private Carpark SH46, providing round-trip transfers. Naturally includes our Māori blessing, local sharing of knowledge and stories on route. Limited seats Book Now.

    $35 - $60 Book now
  • Ferries/Water Taxis

    Bay2Bay Water Taxi - Kinloch

    Relax and sightsee, or for the more adventurous: ride, hike or climb around the Great Lake Trail with easy access to all tracks with Bay2Bay Water Taxi.

    $40 - $100
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Tongariro Guided Walks

    Tongariro Guided Walks offers quality guided walking experiences on tracks in and around the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand's very first World Hertitage site.

    $220 - $495
  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    World of WearableArt Awards Show Tour

    This is an all inclusive, fully guided 6 day small group tour from departing Auckland for the World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington. Including Platinum Seats at WOW, home hosted garden lunches and stays in Napier & Tongariro National Park.

    $3,090 - $3,690 Book now
  • Mountain Biking

    Guided Craters of the Moon Electric Bike Tour

    Enjoy the fun and hassle free experience on an electric mountain bike in our local purpose built "Craters of the Moon" mountain bike park.

    $130 - $150 Book now
  • 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.

  • Walking & Hiking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Guided Walks

    Take a guided walk through native bush around the stunning Lake Taupo region or the Tongariro National Park.

    $300 - $1,000 Book now
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Mountain shuttle

    We offer a one way Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle service hourly from the Tongariro shuttle car park at the finish point of the hike to the starting point Mangatepopo.

    $25 - $35 Book now
  • Rental Cars

    Pegasus Rental Cars Taupo

    Pegasus Rental Cars Taupo is your Kiwi friendly neighbourhood Taupo car rental company. Visit our website to get a quote and book your car rental with us!

    $35 - $120
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