4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park Itinerary

4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, thenget in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park, thenexplore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon, and finally stop by Souvenir Outlet & Mountain Bike Hire.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taupo attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Taupo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
You've now added Mount Ruapehu to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Te Porere Redoubt, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Whakapapa Nature Walk, and finally trek along Silica Rapids Track. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tongariro National Park trip 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 enough time to drive 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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