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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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  • Airport shuttles

    My Waka Your Waka

    We provide transportation in and around Turangi and the Central Plateau in a way that is as unique as you are. Our schedule is flexible, and we will gladly work in with your time frame whenever possible. My Waka Your Waka- wherever you need to go!

    $10 - $400
  • Airport shuttles

    FourB - Great Lake Trails Shuttles

    Shuttle transfers for all sections of the Great Lake Trails in Taupo including booking the water taxi transfer from the Waihaha section in the Western Bays of Lake Taupo.

    $45 - $150 Book now
  • Bus & coach transport

    Tongariro Crossing Car Park

    The only all day, secure car park for the Tongariro Crossing. When you park your car at the Ketetahi car park, your booking includes a shuttle to the start of the Crossing at Mangatepopo. Simply walk back to you car after you complete the crossing.

    $35 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.

    $550 - $950 Book now
  • Breweries

    Crafty Trout Brewery

    Explore and discover craft beer and cider using alpine volcanic water. Tours of the first fully automated brewing system in the world. A perfect indoor activity away from the weather.

    $40
  • Custom transfers

    Backyard Tours Private Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transfers - Rotoaira

    Backyard Tours Services customers with transport to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The best cheapest & safest only secure Ketetahi Park & Ride one way shuttles & transfer that value is not compared. Book now.

    $35 - $45 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
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Old Coach Road Half Day Guided Mountain Bike

    Walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu is an exciting adventure. Enjoy a half day guided mountain bike tour on the Old Coach Road.

    $225 Book now
  • 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
  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors - Guided Biking

    Take a tour of the Biking Capital of New Zealand with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Lake Taupo offers some of the most stunning scenic bike trails, and a guided bike tour is the perfect way to enjoy the experience..

    $740 - $1,000 Book now
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