4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park Itinerary

4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park Itinerary

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Taupo
— 1 day
2
Tongariro National Park
— 3 nights

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day
Taupo

Taupo
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 10th (Fri), trek along Huka Falls Walkway, let the kids burn off some steam at Huka Prawn Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon, and finally stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taupo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Prawn Park ©
Huka Prawn Park
Craters of the Moon ©
Craters of the Moon

3
nights
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Ruapehu. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ruapehu, trek along Te Porere Redoubt, thenhike along Whakapapa Nature Walk, and finally hike along Silica Rapids Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): hit the slopes at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tongariro National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Taupo to Tongariro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Mount Ruapehu ©
Mount Ruapehu
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu ©
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu
Tawhai Falls ©
Tawhai Falls

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