Activities

1 Day Bike Hire

Rent a bike and helmet for a full day and explore the region. We have a range of sizes available which are suitable for most mountain bike tracks around the area. If you are looking to leave Turangi then you will need to provide your own transport for your rented bikes.

We Provide

- Mountain bike
- Helmet

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Trainers, sneakers, or appropriate covered shoes
- Water (the bikes have drink bottle holders)
- Sunblock

1/2 Day Bike Hire

Freedom hire from our range of bikes. Rent a bike and helmet for a half day (4 hours) and explore the region. We have a range of bike sizes available which are suitable for most mountain bike tracks around the area. The Tongariro River Trail is a great track to explore, bring a picnic and take your time as you take in the scenery. If you are looking to leave Turangi then you will need to provide your own transport for your rented bikes.

We Provide

- Mountain bike
- Helmet

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Trainers, sneakers, or appropriate covered shoes
- Water (the bikes have drink bottle holders)
- Sunblock

Restrictions

Bikes available for children aged 5 years and above. All riders must wear a helmet (provided) and covered shoes (byo).

2 Hour Bike Hire

Rent a bike and helmet for two hours and explore the town and surroundings. We have a wide range of bike sizes suitable for anyone. The Tongariro River Trail starts just a 3 minute ride from our base and is the perfect track to complete in 2 hours.

We Provide

- Mountain bike
- Helmet

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Trainers, sneakers, or appropriate covered shoes
- Water (the bikes have drink bottle holders)
- Sunblock

42 Traverse - Guided

Let one of our guides take you on a journey. Known as one of the best adventure mountain bike rides in the North Island, the 42 Traverse is a 46km multi-use track that travels through the Tongariro Forest Conservation Area.
This is a Grade 3 guided ride with 520m of descent. It can take between 3 – 7 hours to ride. Price includes bike hire, guide, packed lunch and shuttle to/from the track.

We Provide

- Mountain bike and Helmet
- Guide
- Packed lunch
- Shuttle to/from the track.

Please Bring

- Warm layered clothing for riding (prepare for all weather)
- Rain coat
- Trainers, sneakers, or appropriate covered shoes
- Water (the bikes have drink bottle holders)
- Snacks
- Sunblock
- A sense of adventure!

Blue Duck Experience

Join us in discovering how The Blue Duck Project has grown the population of Whio (Blue duck) over the last 12 years. Combine the grade 3 whitewater with an Eco experience that includes learning about our rare native Whio (Blue ducks). You’ll also get to help us check traps along the Tongariro River. These are small personal tours with no more than 10 people per trip and lasts around 4-5 hours altogether.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar fleece
- Wetsuit boots
- Splash jacket
- Life jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, professional, happy rafting guide
- Hot/cold drinks
- Knowledgeable commentary
- Awesome memories of your adventure

Please Bring

- Swimwear
- Towel
- A sense of adventure!

Restrictions

10-12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
13 years may be unaccompanied.

Duration

Allow 4.5 - 5 hours>

Duck n Dive

Experience NZ's finest scenery from the air and on the water! The Duck & Dive combo gives you the chance to skydive and raft in two of the most beautiful spots in the Central North Island.

Starting with your skydive, see breathtaking views of Lake Taupo from 12,000ft with 45 incredible seconds of free-fall.

Next, it’s time for your white water rafting trip! We will take you on a journey through deep, lush gorges covered in native New Zealand vegetation. All while navigating exciting grade 3 rapids with your white water rafting guide.

Please Bring

Skydive: Please bring closed toe footwear and warm clothing for Skydiving (in winter).

Rafting: Please bring swimwear and a towel.

Restrictions

10-12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
13 years may be unaccompanied.

E Bike Hire

Hire an E Bike and find out how much fun these can be! Rent a bike and helmet and explore the region. We have a range of sizes available that we can tailor to you.

The Tongariro River Trail is a great track to explore, and is only a 3 minute bike ride from our base in Turangi. Bring a picnic and take your time as you take in the scenery.

Six E Bikes available, please let us know in advance if you are interested in hiring, so we can ensure they are fully charged.

We Provide

- E-bike
- Helmet

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Trainers/covered shoes for biking
- Water
- Sunscreen

Family Rafting and Sky Waka

Bring your family along to experience two of the top family activities in the Taupo and Ruapehu districts.

Ride the Sky Waka Gondola for 1.8 km, up through Whakapapa ski field to the Knoll Ridge Chalet. To enjoy epic views of Tongariro National Park with lunch or just a coffee and cake!

Enjoy a family ride down the Tongariro River on exciting yet safe grade 2 rapids. Led through beautiful New Zealand Flora and fauna by your white water guide. This trip is suitable for children 3+ with a parent.

These combo activities may be completed on the same day or spread over two.

We Provide

Rafting:
- Wetsuit
- Polar fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene boots
- Life jacket + Helmet
- Hot drinks

Please Bring

Rafting:
- Towel
- Swimwear
- A sense of adventure!

Fischers Track - Guided

Starting in National Park village, this ride is one of our personal favourites.

A short easy climb through the Erua Forest leads you to panoramic views of the upper Retaruke valley ahead and the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park behind. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Taranaki to the west!

From here you descend down though native bush and farmland into the Retaruke valley and to the shuttle vehicle.

With a 17km downhill and trails along a gravel road, this is definitely one of the best mountain bike rides in New Zealand.

We Provide

- Mountain bike and Helmet
- Guide
- Packed lunch
- Shuttle to/from the track.

Please Bring

- Warm layered clothing for riding (prepare for all weather)
- Rain coat
- Trainers, sneakers, or appropriate covered shoes
- Water (the bikes have drink bottle holders)
- Snacks
- Sunblock
- A sense of adventure!

Sky Waka Gondola and Whitewater

Mix mountains and whitewater to have the ultimate outdoor adventure!

Ride the Sky Waka Gondola for 1.8 km, up through Whakapapa ski field to the Knoll Ridge Chalet. To enjoy epic views of Tongariro National Park with lunch or just a coffee and cake!

White water rafting will take you on a journey through deep, lush gorges covered in native New Zealand vegetation. All while navigating exciting grade 3 rapids with your white water guide.

These combo activities may be completed on one day or spread over 2.

We Provide

Rafting:
- Wetsuit
- Polar fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene boots
- Life jacket + Helmet
- Hot drinks

Please Bring

Rafting:
- Towell
- Swimwear
- A sense of adventure!

Restrictions

10-12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
13 years may be unaccompanied.

Tongariro Duo

Take a guided mountain bike trip through the Tree Trunk Gorge track, straight to the top of the river, where you will meet our team to take you rafting down the Tongariro River.

Firstly bike through Tree Trunk Gorge. A beautiful ride that weaves its way through native forest. Short steep climbs bring you to exciting downhill rides, that leave you feeling excited and accomplished!

You will end your mountain biking at Poutu intake, where you will get ready for your 2 hour ride down the river! We will take you on a journey through deep, lush gorges covered in native New Zealand vegetation. All while navigating exciting grade 3 rapids with your white water guide.

We Provide

Biking:
- Mountain bike + Helmet
- Lunch
- Transport to Tree Trunk Gorge Track

Rafting:
- Wetsuit
- Polar fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene boots
- Life jacket + Helmet
- Hot drinks
- Transport from the river back to base

Please Bring

Rafting:
- Towel
- Swimwear

Biking:
-Covered Shoes
- Layered Warm clothing
- Waterproof Jacket
- Sunscreen
- Snacks

Restrictions

10-12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
13 years may be unaccompanied.

Tongariro River Trail

Take a guided trip around the Tongariro River Trail by one of our fun and experienced guides. The Tongariro River track is a great trail for beginners and/or children. It follows the world-famous trout river past rolling farmland, beech forests and fern glades. Mountain bike hire included.

This track 16km long, and can be shortened to suit you!

We Provide

- Mountain bike
- Helmet
- Biking Guide

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes to ride in
- Suitable covered footwear e.g. trainers
- Water

Tree Trunk Gorge

Enjoy the company of one of our awesome guide as they take you through Tree Trunk Gorge. A beautiful ride that weaves its way through native forest. Short steep climbs that bring you to exciting downhill rides, they leave you feeling excited and accomplished! This ride takes 2-3 hours to complete.

Lunch and transport are included.

We Provide

-Transport
- Mountain bikes
- Helmets
- Lunch

Please Bring

- Layered warm clothes for riding
- Waterproof jacket
- Suitable covered footwear for bike riding e.g. Trainers
- Water
- A sense of adventure!

Restrictions

Age restriction: 13+

Waipari E-Bike

Join us for the ultimate private mountain e-biking adventure in the Central North Island and stay in a luxurious remote lodge for the night.

Two days of adventurous e-biking through a private, wilderness area and a night in an off-the-grid luxurious lodge.

We Provide

Inclusions
Accommodation at Waipari lodge
Our local, friendly guide
Lunch on day 1 and 2
Dinner on day 1
Breakfast on day 2
Snacks/Drinks during the rides
Bike helmet
E-bike (available for hire)

Please Bring

What you need to bring
Biking attire – pants, shirt, shoes etc
Water Bottle
Your own e-bike (optional)

Duration

2 days >

White Water Rafting

This half-day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand. The rapids are Grade 3, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert or first-time rafters alike.

In 2 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids through gorges only accessible by raft and helicopter.
All to be enjoyed and guided by your whitewater rafting guide.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene Boots
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
- Hot/Cold Drinks
- Water Proof Camera in the Raft
- Knowledgeable Commentary
- Cliff Jump
- Professional Photos (for you to view at base on return)
- Deli Style Lunch, in summer/Hot Soup and a Hot Pool Pass, in winter.
- Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

Please Bring

- Swimwear
- Towel
- Sense of Adventure!

Restrictions

10-12 years to be accompanied by parent or guardian
13 years and older may be unaccompaied.

Duration

Allow 4-4.5 hours>

Raft Fishing

Raft Fishing is one of the most pleasurable ways to journey down currents both swift and slow. Raft through cathedral-like gorges, past unwalked gravel bars and sandy banks, and under the canopy of native forests to fish in pressure-free conditions where Trout are often big and cunning.
Raft fishing is booked on demand between December 1 and May 31 (inclusive). With all Raft-Fishing trips we spend 8-9 hours on the river.

We Provide

We Supply:
* Life jackets
* Helmets
* Splash jackets
* Raft guides
* River side lunch
* Transport to and from river
* We can provide rods if needed

Please Bring

You Need:

* Waders
* Fishing tackle
* Sense of humour
* Taupo Fishing Licence

We can organize waders and fishing tackle for you if required.

Restrictions

10-12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian
13 and older may be unaccompanied

Duration

Departs 8am - whole day>

H2-Ohh

Ride on two of the most spectacular rivers in the North Island with the ultimate white water adventure combo. Dash to the base of the world famous Huka Falls aboard Hukafalls Jet and enjoy the 360 degree spins as you zoom past cliffs and trees at up to 80km/hr. Then sit back and relax on your transfer to Turangi before you climb aboard your raft for your exciting paddle down the Tongariro River.

We Provide

Rafting:
- Wetsuit
- Polar fleece
- Splash Jacket
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Transport
- River Guide
- Hot drinks

Please Bring

Bring with you swimwear and a towel as we supply the rest of the equipment.

Restrictions

10-12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
13 years and older may be unaccompanied.

Family Floats

This leisurely trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro brings the magic alive for first time rafters and especially children under 10 years old. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene Boots
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
- Hot/Cold Drinks
- Water Proof Camera in the Raft
- Knowledgeable Commentary
- Professional Photos (for you to view at base on return)
- Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

Please Bring

Bring with you swimwear and a towel as we supply the rest of the equipment.

Restrictions

Ages 3-8 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
8 years and older may be unaccompanied.

Duration

Allow 2.5 hours>

Access 14

Access 14 The Big Daddy of the river. This grade 4 section of the river only flows on 3 days of the year. Come and experience the premier section of grade 4 whitewater in New Zealand. This steep continuous section of whitewater will have you grinning ear to ear the same as your guides.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene Boots
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
- Hot/Cold Drinks
- Water Proof Camera in the Raft
- Knowledgeable Commentary
- Cliff Jump
- Professional Photos (for you to view at base on return)
- Deli Style Lunch, in summer/Hot Soup and a Hot Pool Pass, in winter.
- Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

Please Bring

- Towel
- Swimwear
- A sense of asventure!

Restrictions

10-12 years accompanied by a parent or guardian.
13 years and older may be unaccompanied.

Big Splash

The Big Splash is about being WET in the summer and COOL in the winter, by doing a wicked combination of bungy jumping and rafting. We offer an action-packed day, that's on the wild side!

Throw yourself from the highest water touch bungy platform in NZ, at Taupo Bungy. From 47metres high, above the Waikato River, you choose to stay dry or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters below - from your fingertips to your ankles. Set in a spectacularly scenic location, this is a 'must-do' activity whilst visiting the Taupo region.

Rafting Trip - Enjoy a grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting adventure that combines the heart- pumping action of more than 60 rapids (with an expert guide at the helm) and plenty of spectacular, unspoilt wilderness - as a large part of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak. During, challenge your limits by daring to do the cliff jump and take in the commentary from our knowledgeable and professional guides. Trip 2 - 2.5hrs

Food - Granny's "Secret Recipe" Soup included in Winter. Deli style lunch included in Summer.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene Boots
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
- Hot/Cold Drinks
- Water Proof Camera in the Raft
- Knowledgeable Commentary
- Cliff Jump
- Professional Photos (for you to view at base on return)
- Deli Style Lunch, in summer/Hot Soup and a Hot Pool Pass, in winter.
- Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

Please Bring

- Swimwear
- Towel
- A sense of adventure!

Restrictions

10-12 yeas must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
13 years and older may be unaccompanied.

Fly N Raft

Enjoy an exciting and scenic 20 minute flight in Taupo’s Floatplane to the southern end of Lake Taupo, taking in the awe inspiring scenery of the great lake (yes, it really is that big) and the central plateau, catching glimpses of the mighty mountains of Tongariro National Park. Spend the afternoon whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River—one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Splash jacket
- Neoprene Boots
- Life Jacket
- Helmet
- Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
- Hot/Cold Drinks
- Water Proof Camera in the Raft
- Knowledgeable Commentary
- Cliff Jump
- Professional Photos (for you to view at base on return)
- Deli Style Lunch, in summer/Hot Soup and a Hot Pool Pass, in winter.
- Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

Please Bring

- Swimwear
- Towel
- A sense of adventure!

Restrictions

10-12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
13 years and older may be unaccompanied.