This tour combines some of the North Island’s most majestic volcanic alpine scenery with a remote landing in the Kaimanawa wilderness area. This truly amazing experience includes up close and stunning views of our World Heritage volcanoes; Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Bring a camera to photograph Ruapehu’s steaming Crater Lake, historic lava flows, inspiring glacial valleys and dramatic volcanic formations, some of which are only visible from the air. Continuing on, experience a remote wilderness landing to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the crystal clear Rangitikei River; home to trophy-sized Rainbow trout. Flights to and from this spectacular area take in breathtaking views of Lake Taupo and its surrounding environment.
Enjoy a thrilling combo of 2 of Taupo's best water activities. You’ll have the time of your life with each adrenaline-charged experience: Spin out to Huka Falls on a Waikato River jet-boat ride and go whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River. With professional guides and all equipment provided, you’ll see all angles of Taupo’s great outdoors.
You can design your own ideal day with a full-day tour from Taupo to Waitomo. Choose between Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave and or Hobbiton!
At the famous Waitomo Caves Waitomo Glowworm Cave, you will skip the queues and ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Cave
Choose to either have free time in Waitomo and stroll through native forests and the spectacular limestone landscape or visit the nearby Ruakuri cave. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations.
Feeling adventurous? Join us for a sensational underground Black Water Rafting Adventure, floating down an underground stream on a rubber tube admiring the glowworms above.
Choose to add on Hobbiton Movie Set (2-hour guided tour) and drink at the Green Toad on completion. Finish your day in Taupo.
Please note; If you do not want to join the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour you will have a 2-hour wait at Hobbiton
Experience the thrill of freefalling from 18,500 feet above Lake Taupo on this New Zealand tandem skydiving adventure. Prepare for your flight with pickup in a stretch Hummer, then gear up and gather your courage on the flight up to altitude. After jumping from the plane with a tandem master, enjoy 75 exhilarating seconds of freefall followed by unbeatable views of both coasts and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park as you glide back to earth by parachute.
Enjoy Lake Taupo in an active yet relaxing way with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rental. You can set off across the water at your own pace, paddling along the shore or checking out sights such as the Maori Rock Carvings.
Here at Sole Ventures we strive to remove people from the stressful grind of modern life and provide an unparalleled experience that is good for the soul. Our vacation packages explore New Zealand’s breathtaking natural environment, from the ocean floor to the mountain peaks, and we want you to come along on the journey with us while we guide you through some of the most stunning regions in the world. We make it our personal mission to make sure you have a truly unforgettable Kiwi experience!
An aerial perspective – best seen from above! Fly north along the volcanic fault line and Waikato River. Enjoy aerial views of the colourful thermal reserves, Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu, before climbing high above the summit of the sacred volcano Mt Tarawera. Imposing views open up before you revealing the massive rift formed by the 1886 explosive eruption. Return to Taupo via the Hidden Valley, Wairakei Geothermal fields and the world renowned Huka Falls.
Approximately. 45 minutes