Enjoy family-friendly adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular North Island on this 3-hour Tongariro River rafting trip from Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the Tongariro River and climb into your wetsuit. Navigate the choppy waters with your guide and tackle over 20 exciting but gentle grade II rapids. Stop off at the national trout centre to feed the fish, and see the baby trout in the breeding pool. Paddle hard through the rapids and float gently downstream over the flats, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
Bike along the historic Ohakune Old Coach Road at your own pace during a self-guided ride through spectacular scenery. Your tour includes the use of bike and helmet, and transportation to the starting point in Horopito. The 4-hour ride back to Ohakune offers views of Mount Ruapehu, the Taonui Railway Viaduct, Haeremaere Stream, Waimarino Plains, the historic Hapuawhenua Viaduct, and native New Zealand plant and animal life.
Ride a RailCart over the decommissioned railway lines of the Forgotten World Railway on a half-day trip from Taumarunui that passes through a series of five exciting tunnels. You’ll cover 20 miles (32 km.) of track on the round-trip outing, including a .9 mile (1.5 km.) tunnel that’s the longest on the line, pausing for tea and snacks before returning to the Taumarunui depot. Choose between morning and afternoon departures for this RailCart excursion, which is ideal for train buffs and adventure lovers alike.
Be among the first visitors to experience the newest and only volcanic gondola in New Zealand.Set to be completed by June 2019.(Tours prior to this date will have scenic walk at base of Ruapehu).A tour for those wishing to take in the beauty of the world heritage Tongariro National Park and Mount Ruapehu with the added experience of visiting NZ's highest cafe. The scenic drive takes you down the side of beautiful Lake Taupo, through native New Zealand forest, across alpine desert past our three active volcanoes right up to the base of the Whakapapa Ski field on Mt Ruapehu.A landscape like no other.
Enjoy an exhilarating white water rafting trip in New Zealand with this half-day excursion on the Tongariro River. Your expert guide takes you on a roller coaster-like series of class three rapids that offer views of pristine wilderness that can only be accessed from the river. Your tour includes lunch, rafting instruction, and use of all necessary gear, making it suitable for all levels of experience.
Tongariro National Park has the drama and beauty of a natural cathedral—the Maori believed that the park’s three mountains were quarreling warriors. With this tour, explore the Tongariro Passing as you would a wildly popular museum: with an audio guide. Hike while you learn about volcanic activity, the area’s craters, and Maori myths. You’ll receive a zip folder of audio files and map, but will need your own audio device.
Explore Taupo at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour. Using your smartphone or mp3 player, you'll follow a downloaded map to see the sights of the city and Lake Taupo shoreline. As you go, learn about the area's geothermal history and activity.