Other Adventures

Nature has carved out a wonderful landscape creating many activities for you to enjoy. We’ll take care of the planning & book it for you. Your Tongariro Adventure will be both memorable & unique.

Skiing & Boarding

Ever thought about skiing/boarding on an active volcano? Fancy some great winter skiing and arguably the best spring skiing in NZ? The mighty Mount Ruapehu, with the 3 ski fields of Whakapapa, Turoa & Tukino is on our doorstep. Photo credit RAL

Hiking & Walking

The variety of walks of this region are only limited by your imagination – adventurous mountain trails, stunning bush walks, sandy beach strolls, thermal wonderland routes are here for you to enjoy. Each of these walks change with the seasons, enticing you back to explore them again. Photo credit DGLT

Mountain Biking

The best bike trails of NZ are in this region and what’s more they can be challenged and enjoyed all year round. Take in the beauty, the history, the heritage, the environment that is uniquely Aotearoa, New Zealand. You will not be disappointed, except on the day you leave. Photo credit DGLT, Bike Taupo

Fishing

The Tongariro River is fishing nirvana – the best trout fishing river in the world. But it is only one of a number in the region that will test your fishing skills and temperament. Even if the fish beat you, you will still be satisfied. The beauty of these magnificent rivers and streams will remain with you long after the fishing is finished. Photo credit DGLT, Tongariro River Rafting

Golf

Seven golf courses to challenge you, frustrate you (sometimes), win you over (most times) are waiting in our region; - all less than 60 minutes drive from us. Choose from delightful club courses to magnificent International complexes, each with its own unique setting and quality. Summer and winter, spring and autumn, these courses are available for play. Photo credit Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

Rafting

Whether it be Grade 2 Family Fun, Grade 3 Thrill Seeker, or Grade 4 Adrenalin Junkie, white water rafting is a must do. You will get wet, but the smile will never leave your face. The nervousness of the unknown at the start is replaced by sheer elation at the finish. Photo credit Rafting NZ, Tongariro River Rafting

Scenic Flights

Well organised scenic flights are available for those of you without the time or seeking a more sedate way to explore the wonderland that is Tongariro National Park. You will be able to see, amongst other things, where Bilbo Baggins threw the ring into the cauldron of Mount Doom, or Ngauruhoe as it is sometimes called, without having to make the climb. Photo credit Mountain Air

In Turangi Township

For a small town, Turangi punches well above its weight. Within a short distance of each other you can access a great choice of cafes and eateries, a challenging indoor climbing wall complex, covered heated swimming pools, Mini-putt Golf, Trout Hatchery & Native Whio (Blue Duck) recovery programme, not to mention a lot of pampering at the local Health Spa.

Thermal Pools

What better way to finish a day of activity and fun, than with a soak in a hot mineral pool, sourced directly from the earth below. This natural, therapeutic water has been filtered only, then cooled to 38/42°C (100/107°F). Relax in your own private pool and watch the changing patterns of the sky above.

Farm Stay

Less than 2 hours drive from us, past the majestic mountains of the Central Plateau and down the picturesque Parapara Road (SH4, Raetihi - Whanganui), is a large, fully operational hill country sheep & beef farm. Owned by Donald & Liz Polson, they will take great delight in showing you how this award winning farm is so efficiently run.  Photo credit Waipuna Farm

So much to do – what do I do?

Simple – let us arrange everything for you. Just indicate via the Tongariro Adventures website what you & your party would like to do. We will price it for you and once agreed to, we will organise everything. We manage the detail; you manage the fun! Photo credit Will Shirer

Strategic Partners

Department of Conservation Approved