Attractions and Activities
Hiking in the Tongariro National Park.
There are numerous walks around the region to suit every level of fitness, from scenic river walks to bush walks through native forest and mountain terrain.
The Tongariro Crossing is described as one of the best one day hikes in New Zealand. The crossing takes you from alpine meadows to mountain summits with stunning volcanic features. You’ll be walking across lunar landscape between Mt Tongariro at 1967m and Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom, for all the Lord of the Ring fans) at 2287m above sea level.
New Zealand Rafting
The Tongariro River is a grade three. Imagine rafting through pristine pools, breathtaking gorges, rapids that get your heart racing while you observe native blue ducks and mystical ancient beech forests!
All rivers and lakes surrounding Turangi can be kayaked – talk to us for more information.
Jet boating in New Zealand
Experience the thrill of Jet-boating on the Waikato River.
The Lazy H Horse Treks offer scenic horse rides perfect for the whole family – and only 45 minutes away from your Turangi accommodation.
The best New Zealand adventure activities – all in one place.
To experience all the New Zealand adventure activities the region has to offer, book your stay at Turangi Bridge Motel. Or, read more about our New Zealand restaurant and Tongariro accommodation – we also offer Fly Buys points!
Sightseeing at Tongariro National Park.
The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage Park and is a year-round tourist destination. You will appreciate all the region has to offer when you view the volcanic craters, deep lakes, snow-fed rivers and bush-clad ridges from the air, or you can see it from your own car as you drive around the park.
NZ Fly Fishing
Go fly fishing at the world famous Bridge Pool and Tongariro River, one of the best spots in New Zealand for brown and rainbow trout fishing. Find out more about fishing at Turangi Bridge Motel.
Lake Taupo trout fishing.
The Tongariro River and Lake Taupo are both excellent spots for New Zealand trout fishing. Read more about fishing at Turangi Bridge Motel or use one of these useful resources:
If you need something to make you feel alive then feel the adrenaline and exhilaration of a Skydive over the majestic Lake Taupo from 1200ft (or upgrade to the 1500ft jump)!
New Zealand Snow skiing and Snow boarding
The Tongariro National Parks is only 40 minutes drive away. The park caters for all levels of skiers and has 30 groomed trails.
For those who like to try a little off-road biking – try Tongariro Quads!
- The 42nd Traverse is one of the premium mountain bike rides in New Zealand.
Renowned for long, often rutted, down hills rides that will testeven the most adventurous mountain biker! Try out your biking skills …
- The Fisherman Track ; 21k 2-3 hours
- Erua Conservation Area 1-4 hours
- Rangataua Forest 1-3 hours
- John McDonald Loop:
For the experienced rider who like to be tested. It’s 40k 4-7 hours and takes excellent navigation skill and you’ll encounter every type of riding you can think of. It’s a BEAUTY.
There are also many other tracks located in the Turangi, southern Lake Taupo and Tongariro River region.