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 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.

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 surrounds. We have a range of sizes available which are suitable for most mountain bike tracks around the area. The Tongariro River Trail starts just a 3 minute ride from our base and is the perfect track to complete in 2 hours.

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 and shuttle to/from the track.

We Provide

Includes bike and helmet hire, biking guide and shuttle to/from the track.

Please Bring

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

Blue Duck Experience

Join us in discovering how The Blue Duck Project has achieved the outcomes that it has on this unique rafting trip. 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
- Sense of adventure

Restrictions

Minimum age 10yrs (13 & under must be supervised)

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 freefall. Next, it’s time for your white water rafting trip! Take a complimentary shuttle or drive down the southern end of the lake to Turangi where your vessel awaits. Experience the thrill of grade 3 rapids on the mighty Tongariro River whilst being surrounded by stunning NZ bush and wildlife.

E Bike Hire

Hire an E Bike and find out how much fun these can be! Rent a bike and helmet for a half day (4 hours) and explore the region. We have a range of 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. Five E Bikes available, please let us know in advance if you are interested in hiring E Bikes so we can make sure they are fully charged.

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Trainers
- Water

Family Rafting and Sky Waka

Bring your family along to experience two of the top family activities in the Taupo and Ruapehu districts.
Firstly, you can ride the Sky Waka Gondola on Mt Ruapehu. This amazing 1.8 km ride is unmissable with views across the region! Secondly, you can experience the top-rated family rafting trip on the Tongariro – our Grade 2 Family Float adventure.

Sky Waka Gondola and Whitewater

Mix mountains and whitewater to have the ultimate outdoor adventure! The amazing 1.8km ride up Mt Ruapehu in the gondola is unmissable. While whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River is the perfect mixture of screams, splashes and stunning scenery.

Tongariro Duo

Come and enjoy The Tree Trunk Gorge Mountain Biking track, which is a beautiful track that weaves its way through native forest, with a short steep climb, a picturesque river ford and some wooden bridges en route. Once out of the bush you will bike down to the Poutu Intake on the Tongariro River where you will have lunch before enjoying a rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed.

We Provide

All necessary gear for rafting plus mountain bike, helmet and guide for both activities. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for mountain biking. We will provide clothing and footwear for rafting.

Restrictions

Must be aged 10 years and above.

Tongariro River Trail

Be guided round 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 this world-famous trout river past rolling farmland, beech forests and fern glades. Mountain bike hire included.

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 mountain bike trail. This is a short but beautiful track that weaves its way through native forest and includes a short steep climb, a picturesque river ford and some wooden bridges. This is an intermediate trail so good bike handling skills and fitness is required. Mountain bike hire is included.

Please Bring

- Comfortable clothes for riding
- Suitable covered footwear for bike riding e.g. Trainers
- Water

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 1/2 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. A large part the top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak so you'll see plenty of spectacular unspoiled wilderness.

We Provide

- Wetsuits
- Polar Fleece
- Wetsuit Boots
- Splash Jacket
- 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

Minimum age 10yrs (13 & under must be supervised)

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.

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.

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.

Restrictions

Minimum age 3 years

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. In fact guides from all over the place want to come and work when these flow days happen it is so good.

2020 DATES AVAILABLE: 17th September.

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!

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.