Outdoor Activities in Taupo

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Outdoor Activities in Taupo

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  • Amber B
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The highlight of my NZ trip! Huka falls jet was so much fun, an adrenaline rush and the drive Lylli was really informative with a great sense of humour. I went with my mum who was rather apprehensive about the jet boat but loved it!
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Izzy H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chris was lovely and professional tour guide and skipper. We loved the facts and information he gave to us surrounding Taupo while on our sail out. The carvings were spectacular - we would recommend this tour to anyone travelling through and would love to visit again in summer to go for a swim! Thanks again Chris.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • HS L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The day trip was perfect, especially thanks to our guide, Jenny. She was an experienced guide and was absolutely fantastic! The scenery was breathtaking, and her explanations were very professional. I strongly recommend this day trip. It was well worth it!
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • LHendrawan
    Bandung6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Han was an amazing guide! We were picked up at the hotel and he brought us snacks and drinks for the morning. His driving was also very nice, and let us rest during the way. He was very accommodating, patient and flexible with the itinerary, as well as very helpful and walked through with us throughout the trip. He gave us a lot of other recommendations on activities and places in Auckland, and we feel that he definitely knows a lot of things going on in the city. He also gave us a cute souvenir and some chocolate as we were finishing our tour! So glad we took this tour, we feel we’ve made a new friend and I would most definitely recommend Han anytime. Thanks so much Han!
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Harpal C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhilarating and thrilling ride on Waikato river rapids. Simon, our instructor (cum boat driver) was amazing. Huka river cruise and Rapids Jets have a good combo deal, which we did over 2 days. Jets is a definite must do in Taupo :)
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Symonne S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can't recommend this tour enough!
    Sharma exceeded all expectations!
    We were on a tight schedule (last day of our trip, flight at 8pm), so he picked us up early, and even did an airport drop off (for a small fee). The tour had tons of flexibility, he offered to add or remove any stops we'd like, but we chose to go with his recommendations. He was a safe driver, and lovely company. He had lots of historical knowledge, fun facts, and a little bit of playfulness to round it out.

    The locations we went to were stunning!! Beautiful water, gorgeous trees, beautiful views. It was also pretty accessible, we vary in ages but still could comfortably participate in every leg of the journey. We took lots of pictures, and Sharma also took pictures of/for us on his phone. Because this is a private tour, you have tons of flexibility on when to stop, when to eat etc. This is a steal at the price!

    We are American, and were hesitant about driving ourselves because of the whole driving-on-the-other-side-of-the-road thing. I'm glad we had Sharma driving, the weather and some complicated roundabouts would have been quite tough for us to navigate. Plus its nice to just be a passenger and not have the added stress while on vacation.

    I know there are limited reviews on this tour as of now, but don't hesitate! I'm so glad we did this, one of the highlights of our entire trip. Sharma is a pro with tons of experience, and the locations you go to are a lovely way to spend the day.
    Written 18 August 2023
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  • Travel Chaos
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really wonderful experience especially if you’re interested in geology and looking to see a lot in a short visit! Loved the wai-o-tapu geothermal park. Definitely the highlight of the tour. Karthik was very knowledgeable and answered all of our qaurstuons!
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Heather C
    Evanston, IL14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Karthik was an outstanding tour guide. Our number 1 priority was completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Karthik (and some lucky weather) made certain we were able to do that! We talked to people who were unable to get onto a shuttle because the shuttles were booked or were told the crossing was closed and consequently, missed the hike. The day before and after the hike we’re also filled with exciting activities. Karthik was able to make suggestions based on our preferences. I wish we had hired Karthik for our entire trip!
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Samantha S
    Washington DC, DC4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall, this was a really good tour. However, there are some pro's and con's to be aware of.

    This tour was a great value for the cost. Fairly cheap but with a lot included. The additional excursions were fairly cheap as well but really fun. I feel like we saw and did so much within a one week span of time. The cultural Maori experience was particularly special. My partner and I are in our late 30's and we were worried we would be the oldest people by far but we were not. Many people on the tour were our age or right around our age. Most of the accommodations were centrally located.

    Some of the cons- Expect your typical hostel accommodations. Nothing special. We did the private room which was nicer. I was surprised that the free breakfasts that were included on this tour were basically the tour operator purchasing breakfast foods from the grocery (i.e. cereals, bread, e.t.c.) and transporting them to the hostels. Tours I had been on in the past included meals usually meant through the hotels or restaurants or something. Our tour guide didn't seem particularly enthused or upbeat during the entire tour.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • charlenemmm
    Annecy, France61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 experience for me : the locations we have visited, the country, the friendly and knowledgeable guide (Connor), the friendly group, the people back at the office were also helpful and efficient. The whole experience has been excellent from booking (the website provides good information and gives everything you need to know for your trip, and makes your booking really easy) to the last day of the tour. As a solo traveler I highly recommend this experience as you get to see so much of NZ with lovely people.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Pam R
    Selinsgrove, PA14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff worked with me to plan the perfect activities and hotels for us, based upon our interests and physical abilities. Our guide/driver was very pleasant, and took great care of us. It was so nice not to have to worry about anything! Everything was so well organized!

    I didn't want to drive on the New Zealand roads, and ExperienceKart made our dream of visiting New Zealand a reality!
    Written 15 July 2024
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