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Taupo Highlights Tour - Go Explore Scenic provided by Go Explore NZ

Taupo Highlights Tour - Go Explore Scenic

Taupo Highlights Tour - Go Explore Scenic
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An all-inclusive full day (Approx 7 hours) guided tour of the breathtaking Lake Taupo region. If you have one day in Taupo this is a must, join us as we explore the must do’s and top activities of Lake Taupo. Taken by your local guide you will experience a tour showcasing the best of the Taupo region complete with amazing sights, good food and great activities. Each tour includes the top scenic sights of Taupo, a geothermal experience, lunch and nibbles followed by a scenic cruise on the lake to the local Maori rock carvings. Once booked we will take care of the rest including pick up and drop off from your accommodation or chosen location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58975P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Go Explore NZ
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Taupo
Exclusions
  • Trips are all inclusive.
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up location to be confirmed when booking - Anywhere in Taupo including airport etc
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Go Explore NZ
  • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Taupo
Exclusions
  • Trips are all inclusive.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up location to be confirmed when booking - Anywhere in Taupo including airport etc
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Aratiatia Rapids
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Huka Honey Hive
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lake Taupo
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lyn A
Bozeman, MT260 contributions
This was a very special tour that provides excellent services
Jan 2020
Our tour was exceptional from Orakei Korako geothermal park, to Aratiatia Damn release, Huka Falls, a visit to the Huka Honey Hive then a boat cruise to Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. Highly recommend this tour and services from Go Explore NZ!!!
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GeoffandSue A
3 contributions
Brilliant tour around the Taupo area
Jan 2020
We decided that we should see more of the area whilst in Taupo for a couple of days and what a way to do it. Our guide, Dan, arrived to pick us up from the campsite and we were pleasantly surprised to discover we were the only people on the tour. He took us to several places which were all very interesting and scenic. Dan was brilliant,letting us do things at our own pace, which you don't get on the usual tours. Knowledgeable and friendly, we found that Dan originated from very close to where we live in the UK, I would recommend that anyone who would like to see some interesting sights in the area to take advantage of Go Explore NZ
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JBeerman
Honolulu, HI38 contributions
Perfect Taupo Tour
Nov 2019
I booked this tour for my husband, father, brother-in-law, and myself directly through the tour company's website a couple of months before our trip to NZ but I learned of them from Tripadvisor.

Logan immediately contacted me via e-mail, confirmed the booking, and informed me that he would pick us up at our Airbnb. He followed-up with me via e-mail about a week, or so, before the tour confirming the pickup time and location.

Logan picked the 4 of us up a few minutes early in his clean and well-maintained van. He handed us a complimentary bottle of water and a bar of local chocolate and we were off to visit a geothermal park. He had pre-arranged the tickets so all we had to do was enjoy the tour. He was very knowledgeable about the park as well as some of the local history.

Next, he drove us to the Aratiatia dam so we could watch the scheduled release of water and experience an interesting flood of rapids! I never would have known to check it out had Logan not included it on his itinerary.

We also went to Huka falls and a honey store. Next, we had lunch and then went on a boat to explore the lake and the Maori carvings.

My family and I had a great time! These were all things that we could have done on our own, but Logan was extremely communicative and responsive during the planning phase, very professional, entertaining, and informative during the tour, and took care of all of the reservations and ticketing. All we had to do was show up and enjoy the day!
Written 22 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ajay_thyagarajan
Mumbai, India8 contributions
The perfect tour of Taupo
Nov 2019
My mother and I took this tour when we were in Taupo and it was one of the best decisions we made. Our tour was a visual treat - we saw some amazing hot springs, geysers and mud pools. We watched the Aratiatia dam flood the rapids. We visited the Huka falls and watched turquoise coloured water gushing down the waterfall. We also did some honey tasting at the Huka honey hive and went on a Taupo lake cruise to see some Maori rock carvings. In short a day very well spent in the lovely city of Taupo. Logan our tour guide was one of the most amazing people we met in New Zealand. He told us a lot of interesting things about the places we visited - history, nature, fun facts etc. He picked up from our accommodation on time and dropped us back after the tour. Even after the tour ended, Logan offered to show us around and take us to popular shopping spots in town at no extra charge. Logan, I'd like to thank you for making our trip to Taupo so very memorable and I really hope to meet again and do another tour with you soon.

Best,
Ajay
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scotty B
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
One Stop Shop
Dec 2018 • Couples
While travelling to Taupo last year for the Half Ironman we had a about 1 or 2 hours to fill in so I gave these fellas a call and it was the best choice I made all weekend.
Logan managed to fit us in between tours and we had a blast seeing the sights of Taupo.
Having a guide who grew up in the town was a absolute bonus! Logan is the local guide you want!
Written 30 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
An amazing day!
Apr 2019 • Couples
We have just had the best day exploring Lake Taupo, Huka Falls and Orakei Korako Geothermal Park. Our guide and just the two of us, we were so lucky to have Logan as our guide. So friendly, knowledgeable, laid back, and we shared lots of laughs with him. Cannot recommend him highly enough! Thanks Logan for a brilliant day!
Written 20 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emil1856
4 contributions
Perfect Day!
Dec 2018 • Couples
During our short stay in Taupo we were lucky that we choose a real great one day small group trip Go Explore Taupo. Logan was a kind of guide that just makes your day a perfect day, and it makes him happy too. He showed us in detail everything all around Taupo, not only key attractions promised in trip description but even much more. Everything with friendly conversation, a lot of insider information and he really knew how to avoid crowded places going cleverly before and against the main tourist stream. It was just as some old friend took us for a ride to show his place. And it was really a small group, just two of us - my wife and me. On the next day his father took us back to National Park Railway station to catch Norther Explorer Train heading to Wellington. This was not only a transport to National Park, it was a guided tour giving us information about nature, people and geography, including visits to beautiful lookouts, and all attractions on the way. Dear Logan we wish you all luck for your business, and if you continue to do it like you did it with us we are absolutely sure you it will be success. Emil, Germany.
Written 15 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grace Hearn
Queenstown, New Zealand24 contributions
Best Tour in Taupo
Nov 2017 • Family
What a great personalised tour Logan took us on. You get a taste of everything in Taupo and he took us to all the best local spots that we never would have found.
So much to do and see wish we could have stayed longer. Not just your typical tour company - recommend you do a walk with Logan too!
Written 7 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rebeccascott123
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand1 contribution
Tour
Oct 2017 • Friends
Logan was an amazing tour guide and was the nicest person, cheap rates and was flexible with what you required. Would totally recommend for a group wanting to do a tour or just in general for trips around Taupo. Amazing experience and will be using It again.
Written 12 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

seneill
Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions
Awesome Day up Mt Ruapehu
Oct 2017 • Couples
We had such an amazing day exploring Mt Ruapehu and the surrounding area. The views from Whakapapa ski field were just breathe taking. Logan really made the day a lot of fun. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Taupo!
Written 4 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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WOW TOUR of Wai O TAPU And WAIMANGU Valleys .
My trip to Taupo was a very memorable recently,while there I booked a private tour with www.goexplorenz.com.The dri
ajay_thyagarajan
ajay_thyagarajan
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Absolutely loved it!
My mother (who is 59 years old) and I took this tour as we were apprehensive about doing the Tongariro Alpine Cross
Germine14
Germine14
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Fabulous
I can only congratulate myself for having booked two day tours with Go Explore NZ when I was in Taupo. I was on my
clam261
clam261
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Taupo in a day
From the moment Logan picked us up from our hotel, we knew we were in good hands. A bottle of water and a bar of N
Hayyonaelmazyona
Hayyonaelmazyona
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The best combo tour from Taupo to rotorua and hobbiton
The tour (go explore NZ) was wonderfull. It is our first time in New Zealand and in Taupo too. The trip was full of
blackdynamighty
blackdynamighty
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Perfect way to explore Taupo and surrounding areas if you don't have a car!
Logan, who is the owner of Go Explore NZ and your guide, is an excellent choice for taking you around Taupo. This i
GrandTour51477129487
GrandTour51477129487
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The best service
The driver is very nice and professional, introduce the view on the road,and tell us many suggestions,will stop any
mrow6827
mrow6827
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Great time
Logan was excellent. Felt like a group of friends going for trip. Kristen and I will be back mate thanks for having
Julie B
Julie B
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Excellent Personalised Tour!!
i booked a trip with Go Explore NZ ( Logan Devine) as I was staying with friends in Taupo and had no transport of m
loved-DawsonCity
loved-DawsonCity
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Excellent!
Three of us booked with Logan through our hotel and he is the best! Young, energetic, pleasant to talk to, informat
Frances T
Frances T
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Mt Ruapetu Tour
Logan was such a great guide. Although we were not able to take the chairlift to the top due to the bad weather, w
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