Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Forgotten World Adventureslink

Ian Balme
+64 7 895 7181
+64 21 719 920
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
English

Venture into the Forgotten World and connect with New Zealand’s enriched past. Set off on guided tours ranging from 3 hours to 4 days on Rail Cart, Jet Boat or Helicopter and explore the raw beauty of one of the most isolated corners of New Zealand. Venture along the 142km line between Stratford and Okahukura, pass through 24 tunnels and cross 98 bridges and explore the pristine native bush, rugged hills and isolated farms while listening to the stories of the area’s pioneering days. There is an adventure to be enjoyed by all ages and all adventure styles. Forgotten World Adventures ensures making your journey into the Forgotten World an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation / Ruapehu

Tongariro Crossing Lodgelink

Boutique and Lodge
6
20

As a small family-run lodge, Tongariro Crossing Lodge caters for discerning travellers seeking personal attention and warm hospitality.

Our spacious, warm and comfortable suites offer a perfect retreat after a hard day’s trekking, biking, skiing or travelling. Guests love our delicious and hearty breakfast served in sliver style with fresh ingredients and our very own homemade bread, and relaxing on our garden terrace, with a drink from our house bar.

Located in the heart of National Park Village, we are just minutes away from the wonders of the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park and a short stroll to great dining options. Transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is available from our door.

Accommodation / Bay of Plenty

Trinity Wharf Taurangalink

Geraldine Hutchison
+64 7 577 8723
+64 21 622 376
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Hotel
123
256

Trinity Wharf Hotel Tauranga offers 4.5 star luxury accommodation and apartments with a stunning waterfront location, flexible conference facilities and a waterfront restaurant and bar, just minutes from the Tauranga city centre and Mount Maunganui beach. From the moment you enter the hotel, views of the Tauranga harbour and the relaxed contemporary vibe are immediately apparent. A leading accommodation and event venue in the Western Bay Of Plenty, Trinity Wharf Tauranga is an urban retreat that captures the very essence of New Zealand hospitality.

Accommodation / Hawke's Bay

Mangapapa Hotellink

Emily Atkinson
+64 6 878 3234
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Luxury Accommodation
12
30

Luxury, Seclusion, Elegance & Romance – four words which describe this stunning boutique hotel. Built in 1885 the hotel has twelve luxury rooms, and with careful renovations maintains its historical charm whilst providing the utmost comforts of modern day. Conveniently located, minutes from Havelock North village, Mangapapa Hotel is set in an oasis of landscaped gardens and acres of orchards, offering guests a chance to dine in its renowned restaurant, relax in the hotel's spa sanctuary, plus use of the seasonal outdoor pool, lawn tennis court and bikes to explore nearby vineyards. Mangapapa is the ultimate Hawke's Bay experience.

Activities and Attractions / Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Waka Voyagers 'Tairāwhiti'link

Seda Procter
+64 22 652 5658
+64 21 022 41537
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

We are all local people with a love & an in-depth knowledge of the region. We share with you the stories of our people, history & culture & ensure you have a truly memorable experience!

We offer epic stories of the region’s voyaging history & its Māori ancestors without leaving the harbour. Take a journey through time with our local storytellers while on board the waka.

Or enjoy learning traditional sailing & wayfinding skills out in the bay, either sit and enjoy at your own leisure, or learn to man the “hoe” -steering paddle, hoist the sails & tack!

Accommodation / Hawke's Bay

Craggy Range Winerylink

Kristine Kilpatrick
+64 6 873 7126
+64 27 277 2057
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Boutique and Lodge
9 cottages and lodges
38

Stunning boutique, self-contained accommodation in the heart of Hawke’s Bay wine country. Choose from two or four-bedroom luxury lodges offering private retreats overlooking the TukiTuki River, or one and two-bedroom boutique cottages set among the vines. All rooms are en-suite, and accommodation is stylishly appointed with open plan living areas. A short stroll away, you’ll find Craggy Range Winery – enjoy a complimentary tasting of the region’s celebrated wines at Cellar Door, or dine on seasonal local produce at the award winning Craggy Range Restaurant.

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

Michelle Caldwell
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

Michelle Caldwell
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

Michelle Caldwell
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.