THE DESERT ROAD
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The hike takes approximately 2 - 3 hours return with a steady climb. Medium level of fitness required.
We will provide rain jackets and accessories in cooler months, but please bring your own walking boots, swimwear, and a change of clothing if you wish.
Approx. 7 hours