Taupo Region

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Taupo Region

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A group about to start a ride on the Mountains To Sea Trail

Explore the NZ Cycle Trails and mountain bike rides with Tread Routes. We will help you choose the ride that suits you best. Whether you are looking...

Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Time: 4-6 hours

Tongariro Whitewater Grade 3 Adventure

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Welcome to Tongariro River Rafting sharing our passion since 1987 At Tongariro River Rafting, we’re the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. We create journeys and share stories, come and join us today.

Feel the adrenaline rush!

Welcome to NZ's #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor! Experience the thrill of freefalling above Lake Taupo - the largest lake in Australasia! As you freefall at 200kph, take in views of Mt Doom, crater lakes and the epic coastlines of New Zealand.

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Enjoying a stunning day at the Maori Carvings

Time: 4 - 5 hr, Distance: 13 km return

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Time: Depends on route taken

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience
Hot, hot, Tokaanu Hotpools

600 m return | 20 minutes return

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Central North island has excellent mountain biking tracks: Craters of the Moon in Taupo, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach Road, Mangapurua Valley just to name a few. Check with locals about the conditions of the tracks, in the winter some tracks are unrideable and with the pumice in the soil, you will ruin your brakes! Check weather and be prepared, a lot of these places have limited cell phone coverage and can be in very rural areas so you need to be self sufficient. Definitely bring a head light; it has often come to good use.

Fearless on a winters day.
Warmth among the cold - Spa Park, Taupo

Public access hot river at Spa Park, Taupo

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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For people who like jumps in to lakes, the rocks just before Bulli Point along SH1 between Turangi and Taupo are the one. When heading north, it’s the first of the three 25km corners you get to. Part as close to the side of the road as possible and be careful as there is lots of traffic including massive trucks. Walk just through the bush and you will get to some good big rocks. Scott Robinson canon ball stylzzzzzz!


Huka/Aratiatia Rapids Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Huka/Aratiatia Rapids Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Guide Craig Farrar with a nice New Zealand Rainbow