Getting to Turangi Tongariro
Turangi is centrally located between Auckland and Wellington on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. It is a 35 minute drive from Turangi to Taupo and in just 40 minutes you can be on the slopes of Whakapapa Ski Area. A short drive from the town centre and you can enjoy tourist hot spots like the Tokaanu hot pools.
Regular flights connect Auckland and Wellington with Taupo Airport, the nearest domestic airport to Turangi. The road from Taupo to Turangi follows the edge of the lake, making it a very scenic journey of about 40 minutes.
The drive from Turangi to Auckland takes about 4.5 hours and 4 hours if you’re coming from Wellington. It is a handy two and a half hour drive from Rotorua, Napier, Wanganui and Waitomo Caves, making it an excellent stop over point or place to stay. Self-drives by car hire are very popular. Intercity and Naked Bus also stop in Turangi.