Activities and Attractions / Taupo

Skydive Taupolink

Sarah Officer
+64 21 475 934
+64 21 475 934
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Korean
Adventure Activity registered

With our expert tandem instructors, you'll jump out of our pink aircraft from 12,000, 15,000 or 18,500 feet and into an incredible freefall of 200km/h over one of the world's most stunning dropzones. You can see from the East to the West Coast; from White Island to Taranaki; the gorgeous Tongariro National Park and the clear waters of Lake Taupo. Surrounded by snow tipped peaks, and the clean fresh blue of Lake Taupo, you'll slow from freefall into a safe controlled landing. Skydive Taupo have a great range of photos and video options to choose from and your footage is professionally edited. We offer a FREE pick up in our Skydive Taupo limousine and a FREE return shuttle service from Rotorua.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Whakapapalink

Nick O’Brien
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

Whakapapa is home to NZ's largest gondola, the NEW Sky Waka will travel 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks. Open year round, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area in winter and open for you to explore NZ's largest volcano in summer with unique hiking trails and fine dining at the award winning Knoll Ridge Chalet.

With terrain for all snow lovers, explore some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: wide groomed trails, huge snow filled basins, steep chutes & secret powder stashes. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts its own café, rental complex and ski school meeting area.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Sky Waka, Whakapapalink

Nick O’Brien
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

JOURNEY INTO THE CLOUDS
NZ’s largest and most technically advanced gondola. Situated within the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, Sky Waka travels 1.8kms through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes on Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu.

Travel on the Sky Waka gondola to New Zealand’s highest dining experience, Knoll Ridge Chalet. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a quick grab and go snack to a brand new menu of contemporary cuisine, all overlooking the wonder that is Tongariro National Park.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Turoa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehulink

Nick O’Brien
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tūroa sits on the south western slopes of Mt Ruapehu and is one of New Zealand's largest ski areas with the nation’s longest vertical drop at 722m. The High Noon Express' 6 seater chairlift reaches the highest lifted point in New Zealand where you'll enjoy panoramic views of North Island.

It’s cliffs, bowls & volcanic terrain make it feel like you’re out in the winter wilderness, even when you’re skiing or riding within the ski area boundary. Tūroa can be likened to one very large playground. It’s terrain naturally encourages skiers & snowboarders to be playful with two beginners areas, plenty of gullies, natural hits, wide trails & world class terrain parks.

Activities and Attractions / Taupo

Crafty TROUT Brewerylink

Casey Brunsdon
+64 7 929 8570
+64 21 311984
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Crafty TROUT Brewery is the world first app-based micro brewery & part of the award winning Smartbrew family with 30 breweries around the globe.
Our Brewery Tour is a personalized all weather option aimed at both educating and entertaining, taking you on a journey through all things related to Craft Beer & the brewing process. Everything is tactile and during the tour you will be seeing, touching, smelling & tasting.
Included in the tour is a 4-beer tasting rack in our Austrian inspired bar above the brewery as well as some tasters from what is in-process during the brewery tour. 14 options on tap to chose from with a majority being Gluten Free.

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Activities and Attractions / Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Cycle Gisbornelink

Katrina Duncan
+64 6 927 7021
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Japanese, Other

Discover spectacular scenery, breathe in fresh air and fall in love with the changing landscapes – all on a bike! Check out the unique vibe of the easternmost city in the world with a guided or a self-guided tour from Cycle Gisborne, or just hire a bike for a few hours and visit our beautiful beaches. Or go further afield and be set free on the Motu Trails.

Activities and Attractions / Hamilton & Waikato

Franklin - a region for Tourism link

The Franklin Tourism Group
+64 22 091 5165
+64 22 091 5165
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Other
Adventure Activity registered

Discover one of the North Island’s unique and relatively unexplored destinations, in and around the Mighty Waikato.
With its lush fertile farmland, quiet rustic rural towns, rugged western coastline of Port Waikato to Awhitu (Manukau Heads), the scenic seabird coastline of the Manukau and Firth of Thames, plus our rich history and culture, Franklin has so much to offer domestic and international travellers.

Situated close to the junctions of State Highway 1 and 2, 45 min from Auckland International Airport, this area provides the perfect place to start or finish your New Zealand journey. Franklin particularly appeals to the young to mature traveller, who seeks adventure, away from the crowds.

Accommodation / Hawke's Bay

Cottages On St Andrews & Lodge On St Georgeslink

Di Ross
+64 6 877 1644
+64 21 894 390
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Boutique and Lodge
6 Cottages & 1 Lodge
48

So much more than a motel and just 1km from Havelock North Village. The 6 private cottages set on 5 acres with petting animals adorning the paddocks can accommodate up to 28 guest. There is a 3 bedroom Cottage, four 2 bedroom Cottages and a Studio Unit. The 15m heated swimming pool is a hit with your and not so young and there is an adventure playground for the children. It's ideal for friends and family wanting to spend time together but who want their own space and privacy. The stunning 8 bedroom Lodge set on a 5 acre working orchard can accommodate up to 20 guests. The large central living area is complimented by magnificent grounds and an all weather tennis court.

Activities and Attractions / Rotorua

New Zealand River Jetlink

Shannen Fisher
+64 7 333 7 111
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

At New Zealand River Jet we specialise in the extra ordinary Jet Boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure. Take in the wonders of Orakei Korako, rated as one of the world's top 5 Geothermal Parks or conquer The Squeeze, one of NZ's highest rated Jet boat Excursions. All tours include guided stopovers, incredible destinations and a 30 min thrill ride. 5 Star Trip Advisor Activity.

Accommodation / Taupo

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centrelink

Chloe VanderSlik or Nadia Graham
+6473788265
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Hotel

Suncourt Hotel, with our fabulous onsite restaurant Lake Bistro offers magnificent Lake and Mountain views and is only a short stroll away from Taupō’s buzzing town centre and the beautiful lakefront. This recently refurbished Qualmark 4 star rated property offers 24 hour reception, swimming pool and a hot soak pool. 40 of our 52 accommodation rooms capturing the magnificent lake and mountain views, free WiFi and Sky Guest Select are available in every room. The Hotel has a variety of room types to suit your needs, whether you are planning a family trip or a romantic mini break. Taupo is home to some of New Zealand’s best scenery, activities and experiences.