Taupo Activities Scenic Tour

Relax and come with us as we take you around some of Taupo's most popular activities and scenic spots including: Aratiata Dam, Huka Falls, Orakei Korako, Wairakei Terraces Thermal Hot Pools (optional), River Jet (optional).


Orakei Korako - photo from Destination Great Lake Taupo

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
does not include food and drinks

The tour will take approximately 5 hours (including 1 hour for hot pool option in winter) which will allow plenty of time to enjoy all the amazing areas.

You will need to bring: comfy walking shoes, warm jacket, bathers/togs and towel for hot pools, lunch/snacks, water;


With stunning scenery and wildlife to be seen and heard, stories of the local Maori tribes and with highly skilled drivers and guides… you are sure to have a thrilling time!

If you’re after something more adventurous why not try the New Zealand River Jet Thermal Safari tour to Orakei Korako. Embark on a scenic trip down the mighty Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge which will take you right to Orakei Korako, a thrilling alternative for those who are wanting a more fast paced option.


We will take You to:


New Zealand River Jet

For something more thrilling, try a jet ride down the mighty Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge.


Aratiatia Dam

In time for the spectacular 10am release.
The opening of the Aratiatia Dam gates releases 80,000 litres of water per second!


Orakei Korako Geothermal Area

Enjoy the wonders of this beautiful and ancient area.
Easy self-guided walk includes a brief ferry trip across Lake Ohakuri. After your walk, there will be time to grab a coffee and a snack from their café before making our way to the next attraction.


Huka Falls

View NZ’s most visited attraction!
Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 8 metres beyond to create a stunning blue pool.

From here you can either enjoy a walk along the river back into town or an (optional) visit to the very beautiful and soothing ...


Wairakei Terraces Thermal Hot Pools

For a soak (winter option).
Enjoy the healing effect of waters and clay of Wairakei and bathe in a series of hot thermal pools rich in minerals.

*Entrance fee is not included into our tour price


Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day! Book your Scenic Tour with us and get to experience Taupo at it’s best.

We pick up from most accommodation in Taupo, as well as a central pick up in front of the respective I-sites.
Please be ready and waiting at your chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to departure.


Want to design your own sightseeing trip?

Contact us for any queries on the above, concerning group and custom bookings.

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

0800 AHQ 800 (0800 247 800) 64 27 226 5440

Group Booking


Well done!
Everything ran smoothly and the driver was very friendly.
— Lisa, Bookme
Awesome Service!!! Exceeded our expectations...
Pickup was on time. Paul was very helpful and informative. He was so kind that he waited for us as we got delayed because my friend had a cramp leg. He did not leave leave us behind. Thanks Paul for going the extra mile!
— Ian Roca, Bookme
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