Guided Walking Tours

Love exploring the region by foot? Taupo Kayaking Adventures can take you and your group on a guided walking tour on any of the trails around the Great Lake Taupo region and Tongariro National Park.

Our most popular guided tour is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, rated one of the best one day walks in the world by the Lonely Planet. If you prefer a shorter climb up a mountain, try Mt Tauhara. The walk to Huka Falls or Aratiatia Dam is great for a family outing.

Our guides will be able to point out the various flora and fauna on the trails, tell you the stories of the people and land and most of all, keep you safe. We will also be providing other guided walking tours around the Tongariro National Park very soon.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Grade : Intermediate – Advanced
A moderate to good level of fitness is required.
Length : 19.4km one way
Time : 7-8 hours in Summer, 8-9 hours in Winter
Elevation : 1886m at Red Crater

New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Many who complete the 19.4-kilometre journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.

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