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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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  • Rental cars

    Taupo

    With over 40 car rental locations nationwide Budget Rent a Car can help you on the road to discovery.

    $75 - $150 Book now
  • 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
  • Transport

    Adventure Trippin

    Car rental for adventurers! Adventure Trippin provide all-wheel drive Subaru rental cars fitted out with roof boxes and bike racks plus full insurance, AA roadside assistance, and unlimited kms - no hidden costs.

  • Walking & hiking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Snowshoeing Adventures

    Imagine yourself in a winter wonderland taking in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Our Snowshoeing New Zealand packages are for virtually anyone, offering you the freedom to explore a pristine winter landscape you will never forget.

    $270 - $350 Book now
  • Hunting

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Hunting Wilderness Experience

    Hunting by the day in the Taupo region and extended free range hunts on our exclusive 18,000 hectare block in Southern Waiarapa, with NO trophy fees. Accommodation is a very comfortable lodge with all amenities.

    $820 - $6,200 Book now
  • 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
  • Custom transfers

    Mangakino Shuttle Service

    Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery of the famous Waikato River Trail as you Bike or walk in an ever-changing, Breathtaking landscape, for just a few hours, or travel more of the trail over 2 to 5 days. Shuttle, Bike Hire and accommodation available.

    $20 - $60
  • 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.

  • Airport shuttles

    Four B Shuttle Services

    Great lake trail, Timber trail, 42nd traverse, Tongariro crossing, Bridge to nowhere and charter options available for hikers and mountain bikers.

    $30 - $500 Book now
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

    Orakei Korako 'The Place of Adorning' - a spectacular Geothermal attraction. Lonely Planet Travellers Guide writes… “ Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand"

    $39 Book now
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