Book your next shuttle with Adventure HQ

Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day! Book your next shuttle with us and you will get a premium door to door service at affordable price!

 
 
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WHAKAPAPA SKI RESORT SHUTTLES

With our premium, door to door service, we will pick you up from your accommodation, transfer to the base of the ski area, point you in the right direction, collect you at the end of the day and take you back to your accommodation - tired but very satisfied!!

Leave your car and worries behind and instead sit back and enjoy the scenic lakeside route while Adventure HQ take care of the transport.

This shuttle service includes free pick-up and return. Departures available from Taupo 8.00am and Turangi 8.45am

Adult Taupo $59 / Turangi $49
Child Taupo $30 / Turangi $25
Family rate (2 adults + 2 children) Taupo or Turangi $125

Costs are for shuttle transfer only. Lift passes for gondola and skiing/snowboarding and sledding are additional costs.

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THE SKY WAKA GONDOLA SHUTTLE

Sky Waka Gondola - a canoe in the sky, a carrier of people! Ride New Zealand’s newest and longest gondola through the Whakapapa Ski Area on Mt Ruapehu. Have lunch at NZ’s highest restaurant – Knoll Ridge Café. Snow play and spectacular scenery across the North Island’s Central Plateau.

Some of the cabins will even have glass floors so you can enjoy watching skiers and boarders underneath you!

This shuttle service includes free pick-up and return. Departures available from Taupo 9.00am and Turangi 9.45am.

Adult Taupo $59 / Turangi $49
Child Taupo $30 / Turangi $25
Family rate (2 adults + 2 children) Taupo or Turangi $125

Costs are for shuttle transfer only. Gondola passes and food/beverages are additional costs.

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Check out Daily Reports for important updates on our shuttle services and weather conditions

 
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TAMA LAKES HIKe Shuttle

Enjoy views of two lakes that occupy old explosion craters on Tama Saddle between Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe! Some of the oldest lava flows on the slopes of Ruapehu and Tongariro can be found at the Tama Saddle.

This hike is a great alternative to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and you will get some spectacular views across the Tongariro National Park!

This shuttle service includes free pick-up and return. Departures available from Taupo 8.00am and Turangi 8.45am.

Adult Taupo $59 / Turangi $49

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Bookings available from 28 June

Explore Taupo's most scenic attractions!

Explore Taupo's most scenic attractions!

TAUPO EXPLORER SHUTTLE

For people that have either done the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, had a day on the slopes or want to undertake something less strenuous and see some of Taupo’s local attractions.

Ideal for those without a vehicle or if you just want to get out and enjoy some of Taupo’s stunning scenery. This is also a great alternative option for those closed mountain days (summer and winter).

Includes free pick-up and return!
Departing Taupo @ 9.30am (very civilised!)*
- $99 per adult (land transfer)
- $199 per adult (Jet boat option)
*includes Orakei Korako entrance fee
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does not include food and drinks

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Premium Shuttle Service at Affordable Price!

Premium Shuttle Service at Affordable Price!

Return Shuttle from taupo, 70 nzd

Our premium, door to door service includes pick up from your accommodation, transfer to/from the track, trekking pole, pants, jackets, boots, sunscreen, water and a thorough briefing on what to expect on your big day out.  

Departures from Taupo: $70 Adult, $35 Youth or Senior
- 5.50 am
- return to Taupo: 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm (subject to change on a daily basis - depending on numbers etc)

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UPDATE - Our daily shuttle services to the Tongariro Crossing have now finished until next summer. But in case you need a shuttle - you can enquire for a private booking here.

 
Summer Special!

Summer Special!

Ketetahi one-way, 25 nzd

This is our budget no frills one way service where we pick you up from Ketetahi carpark (the end of the track) and transfer you to the beginning of the track (Mangatepopo). Be quick - seats are limited!

FREE Parking is available on the roadside verge along State Highway 46. View the map and find more info below on this page.

We pick up at this point and depart at 8.15am (times may change due to demand, weather conditions and changes in daylight savings. Times will be confirmed when you call to book your seat)

Explore more about Tongariro Alpine Crossing

UPDATE - Our daily shuttle services to the Tongariro Crossing have now finished until next summer. But in case you need a shuttle - you can enquire for a private booking here.

 
Summer Special!

Summer Special!

return shuttle from turangi, 50 nzd

Includes Pick-up and Return. Let us take you on a journey to experience for yourself the world famous and spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek. Travel in comfort vans and we will ensure you have one of the greatest days of your life!

Departures from Turangi: $50 Adult, $25 Youth or Senior
- 6.45 am
- return to Turangi: 2.30pm and 4.00pm (subject to change on a daily basis - depending on numbers etc)

Explore more about Tongariro Alpine Crossing

UPDATE - Our daily shuttle services to the Tongariro Crossing have now finished until next summer. But in case you need a shuttle - you can enquire for a private booking here.

 
Adventure HQ Only offer!

Adventure HQ Only offer!

Tongariro Northern Circuit, 75 nzd - One way transfers ex taupo or whakapapa village

We will pick you up in Taupo from your accommodation or the local iSite in town and drop you at either the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track at Mangatepopo or Whakapapa Village. 

We will then collect you from Whakapapa Village when you have completed your trek several days later and bring you back to Taupo.

Please enquire at time of booking about our transfer times as these fit in with our existing schedules. 

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UPDATE - Our daily shuttle services to the Tongariro Northern Circuit have now finished until next summer. But in case you need a shuttle - you can enquire here.

 
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Looking for a Group Booking?

Talk to us about a private or group shuttle for your adventure around the Central Plateau!

We can offer you our experience and advice on all things big and small in our stunning region.

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We know the challenges the mountains offer and our experience will help overcome these.

Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced Tongariro Alpine Crossing operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day.

With over 35 years of working and playing in the mountains of Tongariro National Park, we understand and know what it takes to complete the best one day hike in New Zealand. Providing a direct service and multiple departures at the end of the day ensures we provide the greatest flexibility, and, are more affordable.

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Recent reviews of happy travellers

Pickup from our B&B right at time - nice driver - everything great! The company was very friendly and helpful in the beginning and also picked us up from our B&B accomodation. They drove safe and were helpful with some extra information. Great trip!
— Lisa, Trip Advisor
The driver was fantastic. Full of information and a true local. I would definitely recommend this company. It’s a small mini bus which is much nicer than the big buses.
— Suzanne, Bookme
Great way to visit Tongariro
The pick up service was on time, staff very friendly and informative and the complimentary ice pops at the end of the hike were greatly appreciated! :)
— Olivia, Trip Advisor

BOOK WITH ADVENTURE HQ AND GET PREMIUM SERVICE FOR AFFORDABLE PRICE

  • Door to door pickup / drop-off

  • Clothing, Boots, Trekking poles if needed*

  • Water, sunscreen

  • Safety in smaller groups - great for solo traveler’s and couples

  • Taupo’s most experienced operator

Contact us for more info

Check out our FAQ page

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*Hiking Gear can be provided for free when booking return shuttle services from Taupo or Turangi. Matter of availability.