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
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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
- 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
- Bottled water
- Rain Jacket if needed
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at Taupo I-site or local accommodation or airport
5 to 6 hours
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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