Other Activities

Solo snowboarder on snow tour on Mount Ruapehu

Although we have all the details for the weekend covered, even we can’t control the weather.  You are probably thinking what a waste if the weather is bad and we can’t get go skiing or snowboarding.  Put your mind at ease because we’ve got a solution!  We have many other adventure activities available for your group to choose from instead.  We have teamed up with some other awesome tour operators to arrange discounted prices on activities for you that are usually only offered to operators and employees only!

The activities available are listed below along with the prices:

  • Chairlift sightseeing
  • Sledge rental
  • Climbing wall
  • Winter Tongariro crossing
  • Turangi Hot Pools
  • Turangi River Rafting
  • Paintball
  • Horse riding
  • Sky diving
  • Rock'n'Ropes
  • Bungy
  • Kayaking
  • Waitomo Caves

Other activity prices:

Chairlift Sightseeing Adult Youth
Whakapapa (Centennial & Waterfall Express) NZ$ 28 NZ$ 18
Turoa (Parklane) NZ$ 20 NZ$ 14

Sledge rental Adult Youth
1 hour NZ$ 10 NZ$ 10
Full Day NZ$ 20 NZ$ 20

Adventure activity Adult
Climbing Wall NZ$15
Tongariro Crossing in Winter NZ$  175*

* Price includes all gear - Jackets / Pants / Boots / Ice/ Axe / Crampons & Return transport from your lodge (Pipers Lodge).

Turangi (40mins drive from NP) Adult
Turangi hot pools NZ$  10
Turangi river rafting∞ NZ$ 110
Paintball ◊ NZ$ 50

∞ 2hrs rafting (allow 3.5 to 4 hours), 12pm daily. Use of natural hot pools after the river rafting is included.

◊ This includes all safety equipment and 200 shots. Allow up to 2 hours. Extra shots available @ $15 for 100 balls.

Taupo (1hour 15minutes drive from NP) Adult
Horse riding NZ$ 40 (30mins) / NZ$ 63 (1hour)
Sky diving NZ$ 222

NZ$ 60 (Half Day: 6 adrenaline activities, the BEST)
NZ$ 36 (Adrenaline Combo - High Beam - Giant Trapeze - Giant Swing)
NZ$ 18 (Giant Swing)

Bungy NZ$ 169 Bungy Jump
NZ$119 Swing
NZ$ 238 Bungy and Swing Combo
Kayaking NZ$ 85 Maori Carvings Kayaking Tour∞
NZ$ 45 Waikato River Float Trip∩

∞ 4 hour fully guided tour on lake Taupo to the Maori Carvings (3 hrs kayaking, 1 hr travelling/safety briefings/equipment allocation etc."A must do" while in Taupo according to most tourists.  Easy kayaking but suits those wanting more exercise.  Maori Carvings are 10m high, very impressive. Only accessible by boat. Minimum numbers of 4 paying adults per tour.  Maximum numbers of 8. Tours depart at either 9.30am or 12pm Saturday.

∩ 2 hour fully guided River tour (1 hr kayaking, 15mins swimming in hot pools, rest of the time travelling/safety briefings/equipment allocation etc). Very scenic, easy trip on gorgeous section of River. Crystal clear waters.  Fine for beginners and families. Minimum numbers of 4 adults per tour. Tours depart at 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday.

Waitomo Caves Adult
Waitomo Caves Glowworm Tour҉ NZ$ 65
TumuTumu Toobingᵠ NZ$ 165
Haggas Honking Holes∆ NZ$ 240
Lost World □ NZ$ 272
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Labyrinth∏ NZ$ 115
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Abyss∑ NZ$ 215

҉ Spellbound is locally owned and operated. The tour includes 2 caves visits with walking and rafting. The drive from the start point takes through countryside and scenic road, plus once you arrive, you will get FREE biscuits, coffee/tea. Allow 3.5hours in total - time in the two caves 1hour.

and ∆ Allow 4hrs (2hrs underground).

□ Allow 4 hours - dry option, rope descent to the cave. Descend slowly turning in the void as the mist filtered light gives unreal qualities to the strange plants and formations.

∏ This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave. Includes: cascading waterfalls, floating down an underground river, the glow worm show and limestone galleries. Allow 3 hours, beginner level.

∑ Black Abyss is the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies. This 5 hour expedition combines abseiling the 35 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey. Allow 5 hours, beginner level.