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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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  • Urban 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bird watching

    Adrift Tongariro Guided Whanganui Canoe Trips

    These tours are designed for an alternative to walking this region of New Zealand's National parks. Explore rugged terrain and lush native forrest.

    $295
  • 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
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Mountain shuttle

    We offer a one way Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle service hourly from the Tongariro shuttle car park at the finish point of the hike to the starting point Mangatepopo.

    $25 - $35 Book now
  • Walking & hiking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Walking & Hiking Tours

    Enjoy exploring nature by foot? Let us guide you on our many beautiful and amazing hiking and walking trails around the Great Lake Taupo region.

    $100 - $250 Book now
  • Rental cars

    Taupo Airport

    Rent with confidence and choose Avis for your Car Rental to explore New Zealand. Avis offers a wide range of rental cars in 38 different branches located across the country.

    $30 - $150 Book now
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