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A small town, Turangi blossomed when the Tongariro Hydro Power Development was given the go-ahead in the 1960s. Over two years, the population quadrupled, peaking at 6500 people in 1968.


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$23.86 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike

Often described as one of the best day hikes in New Zealand, this tour provides an opportunity to experience some of the most scenic and active volcanic areas of the park. It takes 6-8 hours to do the main track. The extra optional side summit of Mt Ngauruhoe is 2 hours and Mt Tongariro is 1.5 hours.The track winds up the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. It climbs to the Red Crater, then drops down to the vivid Emerald Lakes. After passing the Blue Lake, the track descends around the northern slope of Tongariro, then descends further in a zig-zag to the Ketetahi Hut. From the hut, the track continues down the mountain through tussock plains, then into the native forest to the end of the track.There are a range of different transport options available to you. If you are staying in Taupo or Turangi there is a return shuttle service to your hotel and back. If you are just outside of these areas you can get a return shuttle from an i-SITE in in Taupo or Turangi. Hire gear is available on the bus in the morning.Choose the Base Camp option if you wish to be picked up from our Base Camp and returned there after the hike. Base Camp is a secure car park in front of the Tongariro Holiday Park. Hire gear available in the bus.Choose the Ketetahi option if you wish to be more independent. With this option, you’ll drive your car to the end of the track where we will meet you. From here we will take you to the beginning of the track where you can hike the entire track back to your car. This option allows you as much time as you want on the hike, however, gear is not available for hire.Regardless of which option you choose, a map and information sheet will be provided to you to help you plan and prepare for your day. It will outline safety considerations and help remind you to look after the beautiful National Park during your hike.

$193.63 Outdoor Activities

Tongariro Thriller - Raft and Tongariro Crossing Combo

Experience the heights and depths of Tongariro When it comes to the central North Island of New Zealand, there are two world-famous activities to do and they just so happen to be in the same place: Turangi.  The mighty Tongariro River weaves through a volcanic gorge, formed from the areas many volcanic eruptions over the last 1000 years….and Rafting New Zealand Raft it!  See the beauty and majestic results of incredible volcanic eruptions and molten lava flows….and Raft them! Rafting over 50 rapids along 14kms of river is a day trip in itself, and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is situated close by in the Tongariro National Park.  It is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site and will require another day to fully experience. Tongariro Expeditions provide a shuttle service from most accommodation in Taupo and Turangi as well as from the Tongariro Holiday Park (Base Camp).  So make sure you book now to get the best of the region.

$27.27 Transfers & Ground Transport

Turangi To Tongariro Crossing

We provide a shuttle from Turangi to National Park Village/ Tongariro National Park Departure is 11.30 from the  I site in Turangi 1 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3335  This service connects with Intercity coming from Taupo or Rotoura which is the National carrier in New Zealand This is just a bus transfer which can connect you with accommodation in National Park Village or alternatively the Tongariro Alpine Crossing /Tongariro Northern Circuit/ Whakapapa Village the next day. Drop off in National Park Village will be the Bus/Train station on Finlay street, 5 minute walk to all accommodation places.  It takes approx 30min with no stops along the way

$27.27 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

National Park to Turangi

We provide a shuttle to connect you with exploring the Tongariro National Park. This service is to transfer you from National Park Village to Turangi. This is just a bus service only. Our 10am shuttle transfers you to Turangi  and drops off at 1 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3335 ( Isite ) where you can connect with intercity our National carrier which will allow to travel onto Rotoura or Taupo or Wellington. The journey takes approx 45min as it goes via Mangetopopo car park. Departure point is Finlay street at the Bus/Train station, a 5 minute walk from all accommodation in National Park Village  We have only one transfer a day

$26.59 Outdoor Activities

Mt Ruapehu Snow Shuttle

Come ski or board Mt Ruapehu with someone who knows it best.  We can provide information on where to go for all levels of skiing ability. Locally owned and operated - we know where the best runs are! We have over 30 years of working and enjoying our mountains as a guide, ski patroller and as part of alpine rescue.  Explore and play in our backyard.We will collect you from your accommodation, transfer you to the base of the ski area, point you in the right direction, collect you at the end of the day and take you back to your accommodation - tired but very satisfied!!  We can even provide advice on the best hot pools to relax and recover in followed by a most excellent meal - from the very best burgers to the yummiest gourmet meal available in the district.Ideal for the solo traveller, couples and families. Mt RUAPEHU offers something for everyone - from the those just wanting to have a play and toboggan in the snow to the absolute beginner skier/snowboarder to the best black runs you must ski to believe.We pick up from most accommodation in Taupo and Turangi as well as a central pick up in front of the respective I-sites.

$37.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Turangi NZ

We will collect your from your accommodation or the local iSite within the Turangi township and transport you to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  You then do the hard part - hiking 19.4km up and over the very beautiful Mt Tongariro - including getting up close and personal with towering Mt Ngauruhoe (or Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy!).  At the end of the track you will find us waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation - tired but very satisfied with your day.Locally owned and operated, we have been providing transport solutions for people hiking the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing for over 10 years.  When you book with us you get: Freedom, Independence and Safety. Ideal for the solo traveller, couples or small groups wanting to meet like-minded travellers.We know the challenges the mountains offer and our experience will help overcome these and can assist you with our 30 years of working and enjoying our mountains as a guide, ski patroller and as part of alpine rescue.As a DOC concessionaire we take our responsibilities and your safety seriously.We have equipment rental so you won’t go unprepared.We provide up to date weather and track conditions.We ask that you reconfirm your booking with us the day before your transfer to check weather and track conditions and to be ready and waiting at your chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to departure.