Providing premium shuttle services for 10+ years! Taupo, Tongariro & Mt Ruapehu

Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day! Travel in comfortable vans and enjoy premium door to door shuttle service at affordable price.

 

Adventure HQ takes your safety seriously,
contributes to the conservation of New Zealand and it is highly rated!

AdventureHQ Achievements Awards

Adventure HQ is committed to care for New Zealand and follows the Tiaki Promise.

In 2019, we received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, that honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world and achieve great reviews over the past year.

Adventure HQ is DOC approved, which means that we take your safety seriously and support DOC to help conserve our unique nature of Aotearoa!

We have received a Bronze mark from Qualmark, who is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to iconic travel experiences.


Premium Shuttle Service at Affordable Price!

Shuttles to Whakapapa ski resort

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 Taupō take care of the transport.

Return shuttles starting at $38 (spring special) NZD!
Departures available from Taupo and Turangi

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

In 2019, we received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, that honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world and achieve great reviews over the past year.

 
Summer Special!

TAMA LAKES Hiking at Mt Tongariro

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!

Return shuttles starting at $38 (spring special) NZD!
Departures available from Taupo and Turangi

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

 
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RETURN SHUTTLE TO Ride the SKY WAKA GONDOLA, MT RUAPEHU

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!

Return shuttles starting at $38 (spring special) NZD!
Departures available from Taupo and Turangi

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

 
Summer Special!

Explore Taupo with our 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, River Jet.

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

5-hour day tours starting at 99 NZD!

 
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Hiking Tongariro Crossing or Northern Circuit?

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

During the winter months you must have ice axe and crampons and you must know how to use them and be fully aware of the alpine conditions. We can provide up to date weather and track conditions.

 
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Private / Group Shuttles - Taupo Attractions

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. Explore Taupo’s most scenic attractions with us!

 

Book your next shuttle with taupo’s most trusted and experienced provider!

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

Fantastic shuttle service!
Friendly and excellent shuttle service from Taupo and back. Cheers Paul and Deb. Highly recommended.
— Prism2371, TRIPADVISOR, JULY 2019
Great family feel to a slick, professional service!
Would definitely recommend this service. We were holidaying in Turangi and were looking to get up to Mt Ruapehu to the snow. There is a National Park Snow Shuttle but we chose Adventure HQ as they left Whakapapa at 3pm instead of 4.30pm. We felt that later time made for too long a day (leaving at 8.15am) with a 4yr old (Adventure HQ left Turangi at 8.45am).
There were great communications the evening before and on the morning of departure so we were completely clear on their expectations of us. When they picked us up (outside our accommodation - so convenient!) it didn’t feel like a business trip - more like we were getting a lift with a friend-of-a-friend or distant relative.
If we’re there again they would definitely be top of the list if we were to consider a similar trip.
Thank you very much!!!
(They used our car-seat for our 4yr old)
— Caterham7owner, Trip Advisor, Aug 2019
PUNCTUAL AND FRIENDLY
We had a great and comfortable experience with their services. They were punctual on picking us up from our accomodatin. Thank you!
— Odessa M, Trip Advisor, AUG 2019
 

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