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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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  • Cultural Attractions

    Kakariki 16 Day North & South Island Tour

    Experience country life and leisurely touring on this small group tour traveling from the North to South Island. From the beautiful Bay of Islands & Maori culture in the North to the lakes, mountains and fiords of the South, you won't miss a thing.

    $9,190 - $11,290
  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    Accessible New Zealand Partnership

    Our tours are specialized for travellers with physical disabilities and mature travellers. For travellers who want to enjoy the culture, scenery and adventure that comes with travelling but who may need assistance or extra care along the way.

    $600 - $10,000
  • 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
  • Bed & Breakfast

    Tongariro Adventures

    We’d love to host you in our unique part of paradise here at Kuratau, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, under the majestic mountains of Tongariro National Park. The many wonderful experiences the region has to offer are at our doorstep.

    $145 - $180 Book now
  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    Pure Kiwi Adventures - $10 Segway Ride

    A great stop off and affordable play for everyone. At only $10 for a segway ride, you can't beat it's value. Enjoy the thrills of the Segway Tour. Open during school holidays and long weekends. Find us on the Lake Terrace next to Taupo Mini Putt.

    $10
  • 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
  • Rental Cars

    Taupo Airport

    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
  • Golf

    North Island 14 Day Marquee Golf Tour

    If you have limited time visiting our beautiful land, why not play our 6 top courses in the North Island. Courses include Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Kinlock and Wairakei. We make all the arrangements for you so that you can enjoy NZ to the full.

    $4,000 - $12,000
  • Photography

    ManojKesavan Film & Photography

    A science professional and a passionate photographer. We offer day & night photography trips, stargazing trips with tutorials on astrophotography. I am open to all sorts of assignments: wedding photo/videography, Infra-Red photography, ...

    $50 - $250
  • 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
  • Walking & Hiking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular tramping tracks, and is considered the most popular one-day alpine hikes in New Zealand. One of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks’ – a must do in this area.

  • Bus/Coach Transport

    Backyard 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.

    $60 - $180 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 and the time you have available

    $600 - $650 Book now
  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Two Mountains Trout Guide

    Richard Mowforth specialises in the Tongariro River, Taupo and Taranaki regions. Whether it's finding solitude on a quiet stretch of the Tongariro River or experiencing the secrets of a Taranaki stream let Richard guide you for a memorable experience

    $200 - $600
  • 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
  • Heritage Attractions

    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
  • 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.

  • Urban and Scenic Attractions

    Haka Tours 23 Day Epic New Zealand Tour

    Explore all of New Zealand on our 23 Day Epic Tour! Hands down, this tour covers all bases and beyond!

    $4,199 - $4,499
  • 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
  • Mountain Biking

    Great Lake Trail All-Inclusive 2 Day Guided Package

    The great lake trail 2 day package includes, accommodation, food, Guide and all return shuttle transfers including the Boat transfer return from your accommodation.

    $699 - $1,100 Book now

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