From winter ski fields, alpine desert and ancient forests to rivers teeming with trout, the cascading waters of Huka Falls, geothermal hotspots and Tongariro National Park, you can see almost every scenery you can picture as you traverse Taupō. The sparkling Lake Taupo, New Zealand's great inland sea, is in the heart of New Zealand’s north island and the largest in the country.

Top Things To Do In Taupo
- Discover Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on a relaxing scenic cruise or kayaking tour

- Visit the roaring cascades of Huka Falls, squeezing through the ravine ...


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  1. The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, this 2-day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 2-day walking tour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation, Chateau Tongariro Hotel, a 4-star historic hotel set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu, in the heart of the National Park where you will enjoy great New Zealand food each evening.

    Your tour includes 1 night's accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and drop-off location list).

    No alpine experience is required.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike' is New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Departure Dates

    Departure daily all year round on request. Summer & Winter Walk seasons are both available. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Taupo, New Zealand
    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one ...
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  2. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. ...
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  3. Ultimate North Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 11D10N

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    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you breathless at every turn. Immerse the dramatic landscapes including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland and Tongariro National Park.

    Departing from Auckland, journey on a truly diverse adventure to a part of the world where landscapes are so contrasting blending magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling lush farmlands and geothermal wonders. Over 11 days, discover your slice of paradise traversing remarkable landscapes including several great walks of New Zealand, all boasting its unique connection to nature. Hike the volcanic terrain of the renowned and challenging Tongariro Alpine, trek across active volcano zones, embark on a spiritual walk through lush forests amongst the largest kauri trees, traverse atop cascading waterfalls and climb amongst coastal clifftops. The exhilaration culminates mountain biking through a majestic redwood forest, snorkel or kayak the world’s largest sea cave, rubber tube through mysterious caves lit by the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms, cruise the pristine Bay of Islands and sandboard towering sand dunes. This adventure is filled with surprises!

    In between, get connected to nature exploring an island of paradise of golden sandy beaches to bathing in natural hot springs. Collide with unforgettable wildlife and marvel at a geothermal wonderland where geysers shoot and grounds are filled with hot mud pools. Each day connect with the intimate Māori culture ever-present in the North Island.

    Your 11 days adventure include 10 nights’ accommodation in cosy stays nestled in the quiet sanctuaries across the natural beauty of North Island. Unwind in luxurious facilities including swimming pools and indoor spas. Meals are inclusive as well as activities as specified in itinerary. You will be escorted by two experienced adventure guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the adventure to life. Enjoy the comforts of carrying just a day pack.

    Embrace the great outdoors and uncover the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, every step reveals an unimaginable beauty of this part of the world that has to be seen to be believed. A perfect escape for the nature enthusiasts seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking adventure.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?

    We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines ...
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    From €4,592.68 Per Person, Twin Share
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