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Taupo Tour Back Country Hike - Mt Urchin. Kaimanawa Forest Park

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Get away from the crowds. The day starts with a scenic drive along the Desert Road to the base of our walk. We will guide you on a rewarding hike that showcases the stunning scenery of New Zealand's native forest and the Taupo Volcanic Zone. This hike is a hidden gem that has minimal foot traffic opposed to the classics such as the Tongariro Crossing but trust us, the views are equally as impressive.

As you immerse yourself in the forest, your guide will share local knowledge on the native bush and wildlife. Expect to see a rich forest filled with Fantail's, Tui's and more.

At the top of your climb, experience a picnic like you've never had before. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch with views of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro.

We also offer an optional stop at the Wairakei Terraces natural hot pools back in Taupo (additional cost required).

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mt Urchin Track, 4064981, Waipahihi, Kaimanawa Forest Park 3382, New Zealand

3 - 4 hour hike to peak of Mt Urchin with views over the Tongariro National Park including Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Pillars of Hercules, Kaimanawa Forest Park 3382, New Zealand

Sightsee from 60m swing bridge

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Good level of fitness required as it is quite steep in places
  • 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
  • Bottled water
  • Rain Jacket if needed

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at Taupo I-site or local accommodation or airport

Departure Time
9:00 AM

5 to 6 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.