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Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro Walks, Tramps & Hikes

A beautiful place to take a hike

The Great Lake Taupo region is a nature lover's paradise and offers some of the best walks and hikes in the world.

The walks cover a range of environments from alpine terrain, lake and river trails to tracks in thermal and historic areas.

Just south of Lake Taupo is the Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s first national park and a World Heritage Area and home to the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of the best hikes in the world. There are also great walks nearby in the Mt Ruapehu area.


 Walks & Hikes Guide

Download the Guide to Walks & Hikes around the Great Lake Taupo District in pdf   

On the western side of the lake, the Pureora Conservation Park is home to such rare creations as the shy Kaka or bush parrot. To the east of the lake, the Kaimanawa Ranges contain vast ancient beech forests. And at the lake’s southern end is one of the world’s most famous trout rivers, the Tongariro River.

What ever your passion when it comes to walking, hiking and cycling you'll find it in and around Great Lake Taupo - from Taupo to Turangi; Kinloch to the Kaimanawas.

For more information on cycling and mountain biking purchase the Guide to Walks & Hikes around the Great Lake Taupo District below at a local visitor information centre.

More information on walks and hikes around the Great Lake Taupo region


Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Photos From Our Walk Among the Volcanoes

Posted on Thursday, 21 February 2013

With so much great scenery on the Tongariro Alpine Cossing trek we thought we’d share some extra photos with you.

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Read our Hiking Blog for ideas or tips on great walks and hikes in the Great Lake Taupo region. 

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