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Taupo Tour - National Park Gondola - Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe

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Be among the first visitors to experience the newest and only volcanic gondola in New Zealand.

Set to be completed by June 2019.

(Tours prior to this date will have scenic walk at base of Ruapehu).

A tour for those wishing to take in the beauty of the world heritage Tongariro National Park and Mount Ruapehu with the added experience of visiting NZ's highest cafe.

The scenic drive takes you down the side of beautiful Lake Taupo, through native New Zealand forest, across alpine desert past our three active volcanoes right up to the base of the Whakapapa Ski field on Mt Ruapehu.

A landscape like no other.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre), State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park New Zealand

Tour through the World Heritage Tongariro National Park

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand

Take a small scenic hike or gondola up the mountain to New Zealand's highest cafe (Weather and season permitting)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tawhai Falls, State Highway 48, Tongariro National Park New Zealand

Scenic stop to see the falls

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Chateau Tongariro Hotel, State Highway 48, Mt Ruapehu 3951, New Zealand


Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Gondola Pass if operating
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Ruapehu

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at any Taupo accommodation or Taupo Airport

Departure Time
8:00 AM

6 to 8 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Go Explore NZ in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.