Your guide will meet you and provide 4WD transport from your lodge or
accommodation to the start of the hike. We will fly you to or from your hike, depending on your choice in trail.
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Option 1 - Lake Rotopounamu
(Moderate Fitness Required)
This Greenstone Lake nestled on the side of Mt Pihanga at the Southern
end of Lake Taupo is a special place for tree lovers and bird watchers. It was
formed by a giant landslide 10,000 years ago and the walk around the lake
through stunning Podocarp and Native Beech forest bush makes for a very
enjoyable outing. Approximately a 2 hour hike. Return to Taupo by helicopter,
enjoy a scenic flight of approximately 45 minutes via the shores of lake Taupo. Allow 4 hours.
Option 2 - Waipakihi Hut
(Good Fitness & Hiking Experience Required)
Enjoy a 45 minute scenic helicopter transfer, via Lake Taupo and the
World Heritage Tongariro National Park, to the alpine Waipakihi Hut. This
is approximately a 5 hour guided high country bush walk over the alpine
ridgeline of the Kaimanawa Forest Park, revealing expansive views of the
Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo, descending to the Tongariro River
where you will be transferred by road along the eastern shores of the lake
back to Taupo. Allow 8 hours.
Option 3 - Waihaha
A 45 minute helicopter scenic flight via the shores of Lake Taupo to the Native Bush clad Waihaha Hut to commence your guided
walk. This is a good walk following the Waihaha River on the western side of Lake Taupo, through a picturesque gorge and Beech
trees ascending a ridge and then down to the river. The walk tracks through a Podocarp hardwood forest and on to the Western
Bays access road,where clients will be transferred by vehicle back to Taupo. (Allow at least 6 hours) This flight can be taken in
- Price includes: Helicopter, 4WD Transport, Guide and Picnic Lunch.
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