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!

4Play

Lake Taupō’s leading adventure Activities combine to bring you the ultimate adrenaline combo package. Throw yourself out of a plane from 12,000ft with Taupō Tandem Skydiving; leap from a bungy platform towering over the stunning Waikato River with AJ Hackett Taupō Bungy; experience 360 degree spins as you speed past trees and cliffs at 80 km p/h with Hukafalls Jet; and take on 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with Tongariro River Rafting. 4Play is the ultimate package of exhilaration and ideal for those that want to do it all! WARNING – this could actually be your BEST DAY EVER!

We Provide

For skydiving a jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff are provided. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them. Life jackets for boating. For whitewater rafting wetsuits, river shoes, helmets are provided.

Please Bring

For bungy jumping wear comfortable clothing and secure shoes. Winter can get very cold, so we recommend layering up and taking a jacket. For jet boating sunglasses are recommended year round.

Restrictions

Minimum Age of 10 years required. Persons under 18 years must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Children between 10-12 years must be accompanied one to one by an adult. Minimum weight of 35kg, maximum 100kg. Minimum height of 1 metre required.

Duration

Activities can be done over two or more days.>

Season

All year

Air Extreme 2

The Air Extreme 2 package involves two of the most popular activities in Taupo - Skydiving with Taupo Tandem Skydiving and NZ's highest water-touch bungy with AJ Hackett Bungy Taupō. Freefall from 12,00 feet for up to 45 seconds above glorious Lake Taupo with views of volcanoes, lakes and geothermal activity. Experience NZ's highest water-touch bungy as you plunge off their unique 47-metre high platform into the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Waikato River.

We Provide

For skydiving a jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff are provided. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them.

Please Bring

For bungy jumping wear comfortable clothing and secure shoes. Winter can get very cold, so we recommend layering up and taking a jacket. For skydiving wear warm comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Restrictions

For Bungy - Minimum age 10 years; Those under 14 require an adult to sign consent at check-in. Minimum weight 35kgs; Maximum 150kgs. Weight difference between Tandem Jumpers must not exceed 30kg. The maximum combined weight for Tandem Bungy is 180kg. For skydiving we don’t have an age limit but you will need to fit our harness and be 100kg or less in weight. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Duration

Allow 3.5 hours in total.>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

Air Extreme 3

The Air Extreme 3 package adds an AJ Hackett Taupō Swing onto the Air Extreme 2 combo. Featuring three of the most popular activities in Taupo - Skydiving with Taupo Tandem Skydiving and both Bungy JUmping and an epic Cliff-Face Swing with AJ Hackett Taupō. Freefall from 12,00 feet for up to 45 seconds above glorious Lake Taupo with views of volcanoes, lakes and geothermal activity. Experience NZ's highest water-touch bungy as you plunge off their unique 47-metre high platform into or above the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Waikato River, then reach speeeds of 70 kp/h as you freefall towards the river in a seated position on the Taupō Swing. Exhilaration at its best!

We Provide

For skydiving a jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff are provided. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them.

Please Bring

For bungy jumping and swing wear comfortable clothing and secure shoes. Winter can get very cold, so we recommend layering up and taking a jacket. For skydiving wear warm comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Restrictions

For Bungy & Swing - Minimum age 10 years; Those under 14 require an adult to sign consent at check-in. Minimum weight 35kgs Bungy and 30kgs Swing; Maximum 150kgs. Weight difference between Tandem Bungy Jumpers must not exceed 30kg. The maximum combined weight for Tandem Bungy or Swing is 180kg. For skydiving we don’t have an age limit but you will need to fit our harness and be 100kg or less in weight. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. For jet boating passengers must be at least 1 metre tall.

Duration

Allow 4 hours in total>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

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>

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

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!

Heli & Skydive

Your experience starts with the legends at Heli Adventure Flights. Upon check-in, you'll be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne before your flight. Next, you'll step into the helicopter where your pilot will take you on a stunning scenic helicopter flight above Lake Taupo. Take in some of the iconic Taupo sights including the mighty Huka Falls, the Craters Geothermal Park, the Taupo boat harbour and the famous Maori Rock Carvings. After a spectacular 10 minute helicopter ride, you will be dropped you at the Taupo Airport where you'll board your next aircraft... a skydiving plane! Upon landing at Taupo Airport, the skydiving team will greet you and get you suited up for a skydive! Watch a safety briefing video, meet your tandem master, and then board the plane. You'll take a 15-minute plane ride up to 15,000 ft. On the way up, take in views of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe from Lord of The Rings, as well as the sheer size and beauty of Lake Taupo. Once at altitude, the doors will open, and you and your tandem master will leap out of the plane. Freefall for up to 60 seconds above incredible Lake Taupo and enjoy the adrenaline rush!
After the freefall, your tandem master will pull the parachute and you'll then get to enjoy a scenic ride back to the dropzone. You'll also receive a FREE exit photo of your skydive!
Once you've got your breath back, we'll transport you back to your accommodation in our stretch hummer where you can relive your awesome afternoon of adventure! An upgrade to a 18,500ft skydive is availbale at the dropzone.

We Provide

For skydiving a jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff are provided. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them.

Please Bring

For skydiving wear warm comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Restrictions

Minimum 2 passengers for this combo.For skydiving we don’t have an age limit but you will need to fit our harness and be 100kg or less in weight. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Duration

Allow 4 hours in total.>

Other Information

This combo is completed on the same day.

Huka Freefall

If you have the need for extreme speed, then Huka Freefall is the combo for you! Hukafalls Jet and Taupō Tandem Skydiving, two of Taupō’s original adventure companies, have joined forces to offer you the most thrilling air and water experience available! Freefall from 12,000ft back to earth at 200km p/h whilst taking in breath-taking views of Lake Taupō, then jet boat to the base of Huka Falls, spinning and speeding the whole way. This sweet combo includes a FREE extras pack valued at $35 consisting of a Free exit photo of your skydive and Free Hukafalls Jet t-shirt.

We Provide

For skydiving a jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff are provided. If you wear glasses it’s no problem, we’ll give you skydiving goggles that fit over them.

Please Bring

For skydiving wear warm comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. For jet boating sunglasses are recommended year round. In Winter wear warm clothing including a jacket and beanie.

Restrictions

For skydiving we don’t have an age limit but you will need to fit our harness and be 100kg or less in weight. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. For jet boating passengers must be at least 1 metre tall.

Duration

Allow 3.5 hours in total>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

Jump Jet

Jet boat ride and bungy jump combo which lets you experience the two best activities on the Waikato River in Taupo. With AJ Hackett Bungy in Taupō you'll leap from the highest water touch bungy platform in New Zealand and submerge yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River below. If you don't mind getting wet or stay high and dry is ok too. With Hukafalls Jet you’ll speed past trees and cliffs at 80km p/h on your way to the spectacular Huka Falls. Hold on tight for the exhilarating 360-degree spins!

We Provide

Life jackets. All safety equipment.

Please Bring

For bungy jumping wear comfortable clothing and secure shoes. Winter can get very cold, so we recommend layering up and taking a jacket. For jet boating sunglasses are recommended year round.

Restrictions

To bungy jump you must be at least 10 years old, and be between 35kgs and 150kg in weight, or a maximum combined weight of 180kg for tandem bungys. Those 14 years and under require an adult to sign consent at check-in. For jet boating, a minimum height of 1 metre is required to ride.

Duration

Allow 2.5 hours in total>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

Taupo Classic

Cruise Lake Taupō to the famous Māori Rock Carvings, then jet boat to Huka Falls on the mighty Waikato. Departing from the Taupo Marina at 10:30am, climb aboard the 52 ft catamaran Cruise Cat and cruise in comfort and style through Lake Taupō's stunning bays on a 90-minute journey culminating in a close-up view of the famous Māori Rock Carvings. Follow up your lake cruise with a 30-minute jet boat ride at 1pm, spinning and speeding right up to the base of Huka Falls.

We Provide

Life jackets for boating. Lake Cruise includes a home-made muffin and hot drink.

Please Bring

Please wear appropriate clothing to suit the weather on the day of your trip, including a jacket, beanie in Winter. Sunglasses are recommended year round.

Restrictions

Chris Jolly Outdoors Lake Cruise - wheelchair access is dependent on lake water levels and size of the wheelchair. Hukafalls Jet - passengers need to be at least 1 metre tall to ride.

Duration

Allow 3 hours in total.>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

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+

Wilderness E-Biking Adventure

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>

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.

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

Life jackets. For whitewater rafting wetsuits, river shoes, helmets are provided.

Please Bring

For jet boating in winter, wear warm clothing including a jacket and beanie. Sunglasses are recommended year round. For whitewater rafting bring your swimwear and a towel - all other equipment is provided.

Restrictions

Minimum age 10 years old, 10 to 12 year olds must be accompanied one to one with an adult on the raft. Minimum height, to ride the jet boat is 1 metre tall.

Duration

Allow 6 hours in total.>

Season

All year.

Other Information

This combo can be done over separate days - contact us to chat about this option.

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.