6 days in Tongariro National Park & Taupo Itinerary

6 days in Tongariro National Park & Taupo Itinerary

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6 days in Tongariro National Park & Taupo Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Tongariro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taupo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Queenstown

1
night
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 14th (Fri), trek along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park trip maker .

Queenstown to Tongariro National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

4
nights
Taupo

Taupo ©
The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore Taupo's surroundings by going to Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera), Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves) and Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, & more). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, admire the natural beauty at Lava Glass, and get in on the family fun at Huka Prawn Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Taupo driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tongariro National Park to Taupo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

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