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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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  • Boat cruises

    Go Explore NZ

    At Go Explore NZ, we offer a variety of guided full day tours that will give you a personal experience of the Central North Island.

    $180 - $230 Book now
  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Geothermal Walk and Waterfall (Squeeze) Trip

    Wander through the hidden valley of Orakei Korako exploring gushing geysers, hot springs & bubbling mud pools. Kayak down the Waikato River, maneuver through ‘The Squeeze’ & emerge at a warm waterfall. End the day with a hot cuppa at Orakei Korako.

    $235 Book now
  • Rental cars

    Taupo

    Ingham Rentals provide quality rental vehicles for private, corporate, or group hire. We have near new passenger cars, coaches, and towing vehicles with flexible and affordable hire options available.

    $35 - $149 Book now
  • Sports

    Treadroutes

    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
  • 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
  • Rental cars

    Airport Rentals - Taupo Airport

    Taupo airport car rental has never been made so easy with Airport Rentals. Airport Rentals New Zealand is the perfect place for car hire Taupo with the ability to compare multiple suppliers, not just one and receive the best value deal possible.

    $30 - $3,000
  • Air transport

    Air New Zealand - Taupo

    Air New Zealand is New Zealand’s national carrier and the only airline which specialises in getting you to, from and around New Zealand.

    $79 - $300 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
  • Rental cars

    Thrifty Taupo Airport

    Choose Thrifty for competitive rental rates, a fleet of modern 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicles, convenient on-airport collection & a team of friendly service-focused staff.

  • Maori Cultural Attractions

    Backyard Tours

    Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Sit back, buckle in and relax as we drive you around Turangi to Tongariro National Park, the first Dual World-Heritage Park. Tours for you in-mind and we can custom transfers to suit. Contact us today!

    $60 - $180
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