Return Transport to Taupo's Big Attractions

Taupo Hot Springs Spa

Taupo Hot Springs Spa is one of Taupo's biggest and best attractions.  The Spa is set in a natural thermal valley with hot springs and a water park for the children. There are 2 outdoor thermal pools, 12 indoor private mineral pools, fresh water pools, spa massage therapies, children's hot water playground and a dragon hydro-slide.

Lake Taupo Hot Bus provides return shuttle bus transport to Taupo Hot Springs
$15.00 return from the Taupo i-Site Visitor Information Centre

(price does not include pool entry but includes reduced entry charge)

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Lava Glass

Lava Glass is the latest tourist attraction 'hot spot' to come to Taupo.  Lava Glass is a Glass Blowing Studio with Gallery and Cafe.  The cafe serves morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. You can view the glass blowing process by glass artists and see bowls, stopper bottles, vases, spiral bottles, galactic bowls, paper weights, pillar platters and more being made.

Lake Taupo Hot Bus provides return shuttle bus transport to Lava Glass
$15.00 return from your accommodation or  the Taupo i-Site Visitor Information Centre

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is regarded as on of the world's best one day walks.  This internationally known walk with THE big attraction in the Taupo region.  Find out more about The Tongariro Crossing.

Alpine Hot Bus provides luxury daily return express transport to the Tongariro Crossing and to the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.

You are picked up from your Taupo accommodation, departing 6.00 am (summer season) or 6.15am (winter season).  Pickups are also made in Turangi and along the way as required.  View a full time table with prices

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Taupo Float Plane

Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of Floatplane tours over New Zealand's World Heritage Tongariro National Park (including Mount Ruapehu), Volcanic Plateau, Great Lake Taupo, the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua and White Island  - with vistas so breathtaking they will never be forgotten.
Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Great Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park.   Floatplane scenic flights are a magical way to experience and gain a true perspective of the stunning Great Lake Taupo Region, and the sensation of taking off from and landing on the water is a memory you will never forget. 

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Orakei Korako

Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a geothermal wonderland with gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world. (Admission charges apply).

Lake Taupo Hot Bus provides return shuttle bus transport to Orakei Korako
$55.00 per person return from the Taupo i-Site Visitor Information Centre

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Rapids Jet

Jet Boat in the foaming tail of the Aratiatia Rapids, New Zealand's biggest and longest rapids that spill from the Aratiatia dam daily.  Shoot through narrow canyons and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga Awapurua Rapids.  Be exhilarated as the jet boat does 360 degree spins on crystal clear waters, even spot a trout. (Admission charges apply).

Lake Taupo Hot Bus provides return shuttle bus transport to Rapids Jet
$30.00 return from the Taupo i-Site Visitor Information Centre

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Airport Service

Taupo Airport is 8km to the south of Taupo township on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo.  Air New Zealand operates schedules flights to all major domestic destinations.  A number of small charter and training operations are also based at the Taupo Airport.

Taupo Tandem Skydiving is one of three skydiving operators based at the airport, making Taupo Airport the busiest drop zone in New Zealand.  Skydiving is the BIG attraction for those seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush.  Join Taupo Tandem Skydiving in a skydive over Lake Taupo with views as far as Tongariro National Park.

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Note: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Hot Bus also runs a Lake Taupo Shuttle Service around Taupo to local Taupo attractions, an airport service and is available for Private Charters.  

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Alpine Hot Bus operates under a Department of Conservation (DOC) Concession

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phone: 0508 468 287