4 days in Tongariro National Park, Taupo & Ohakune Itinerary

4 days in Tongariro National Park, Taupo & Ohakune Itinerary

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Tongariro National Park
— 1 day
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Taupo
— 2 nights
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Ohakune
— 1 night
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Tongariro National Park

— 1 day
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get impressive views of Mount Ruapehu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tongariro National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Wellington to Tongariro National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Nature · Parks
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Taupo

— 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Huka Prawn Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Taupo trip builder.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ohakune.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Ohakune

— 1 night
Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead and then head outdoors with TCB Ski Board and Bike.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ohakune itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Taupo to Ohakune takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ohakune

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
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