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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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  • Breweries

    Beehave! Craft Meadery

    Naughty humans have been fermenting honey and turning it into mead for 8,000 years give or take. At Beehave Meadery we’re using this ancient indulgence as a launching pad for the exploration of flavour.

  • 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
  • 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.

    $80 - $189.98 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Riverstone Fly Fishing Guides

    Riverstone Fly Fishing offers guided fly fishing day, multi-day or overnight camp out trips throughout the Taupo, Tongariro and Central North Island. We specialize in tailoring your experience to the adventure you seek & the time you have available.

    $600 - $650
  • 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

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle From Turangi

    Turangi return shuttle to the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Depart and Return from any location in central Turangi. Locally owned and operated family business with the convenience of cultural insights & genuine local hospitality & drivers.

    $50 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.

    $100 - $800
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Mr Fishing Adventures

    Fishing Charter/Guiding operation.

  • Bus & coach transport

    Backyard Tours

    Backyard Tours transport services customers from Turangi or National Park Village 'Park n Ride' to Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski fields and to hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Turangi or the Private Tongariro Shuttle Car Park on SH46.

    $50 - $100 Book now
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