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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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  • Walking & hiking

    Kaimanawa Ranges Epic 3 Day Adventure

    For our epic 3-day adventure we offer a unique experience where we will traverse a range of different terrains, from the high alpines of Umukarikari and Mt Urchin, to the clear fresh waters of the Waipakihi River.

    $1,000 - $1,200 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.

    $90 - $110 Book now
  • 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
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Tongariro Lodge Guided Fly Fishing

    Tongariro Lodge Guides are the most experienced guided fly fishing operator in Taupo for over 36 years now. Guides provide access to the best wilderness trout fishing in the world by 4WD, boat, raft and helicopter.

    $750 - $1,350 Book now
  • 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
  • Horse treks

    Enchanted Forest Horse Ride (Korohe Horse Treks)

    Ride through the Enchanted Forest and discover Santa's hideout with your horse.

    $70
  • Mountain biking

    FourB - Taupo Midweek E-Bike and B&B Package

    Escape to Taupo for a midweek 2-night e bike experience for two including shuttles and accommodation to enjoy self guided Huka River Trails 35km loop starting at finishing at our BnB. Some previous trail riding experience is important.

    $200 Book now
  • Zoos & wildlife parks

    Timberline Racing Siberian Huskies Kennel and Tours

    A unique opportunity to meet and learn about these beautiful dogs and see a live demonstration, have doggy cuddles and hear about their history.

    $30 - $35 Book now
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Geothermal Segway Safari

    Off-road Thermal Safari. 1.5hrs - 2hrs. Off-road segway Training and trails followed by a historic and geothermal journey through Wairakei Resort & neighbouring forest.

    $125
  • Walking & hiking

    River Birches Guided Tongariro Crossing

    You will be in the safe hands of your mountain guide, one of a small group of select professionals with a concession to guide The Tongariro Crossing. Your singly party, all inclusive excursion will be an unforgettable and unique experience.

    $650 - $1,500 Book now
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