Go Explore – Desert Road Super Pass


Perfect Tongariro adventure tour for those who are seeking a combination of a rewarding hike with a relaxing Taupo treat at the end of it. Full day trip with lunch and transfers included.



Do you crave a bit of adventure out of your time in New Zealand?

A tour perfect for those who are seeking a combination of a rewarding hike with a relaxing treat at the end of it.

The day starts with a scenic drive along the Desert Road to the base of our walk. We will guide you on a rewarding hike that showcases the stunning scenery of New Zealand’s native forest and the Taupo Volcanic Zone. This hike is a hidden gem that has minimal foot traffic opposed to the classics such as the Tongariro Crossing but trust us, the views are equally as impressive.

As you immerse yourself in the forest, your guide will share local knowledge on the native bush and wildlife. Expect to see a rich forest filled with Fantail’s, Tui’s and more.

At the top of your climb, experience a picnic like you’ve never had before. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch with views of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro.

As we drive back to Taupo, enjoy the sights of the National Park which was created entirely by volcanoes.

Our last stop of the day will be worth that wait. It’s time to relax those tired muscles with a visit to one of our famous thermal pools.  Relax, unwind and enjoy the healing natural waters after your trek, you will have earned it.

Prefer to create your own custom Taupo tour? Contact us with your dream tour.

Fast Facts:

  • Departs Taupo
  • Scenic drive along the Desert Road
  • 2-3 hour hike up Mt Urchin
  • A medium level of fitness is required for this tour
  • Includes a swim at Wairakei Hot Springs
  • Includes packed lunch and refreshments
  • Allow approximately 7 hours
  • Pick up from your accommodation included

When booking please include your preferred date of travel and where you will be staying.