Tongariro Gems

Now that Aotearoa is at Covid19 Alert Level 1, we are operating small tours with special pricing for the rest of 2020. Contact us for more details and we can create a unique experience just for you. Please note, we create these trips on demand, so if you're a solo traveler, please contact us to check if there is a trip you can join on to. Easy walks in and around the varied landscapes of the Whakapapa area of Mt. Ruapehu. A great option if the weather is not suitable for the Tongariro Crossing or other high altitude walks. There are more than enough choices to fill an entire day, we can mix and match to suit your energy levels and abilities.



Difficulty: Easy

Allow: 6-8 Hours

Distance: personalised

The walks that we can venture out on to might include Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Whakapapanui with perhaps visits to Meads Wall and Tawhai Falls.

Which of these best describes you?

Traveling as two or more: NZ$220.00 per person, Shared Group rate. Groups no larger than 8 per guide.

Traveling Solo: if you book in on a Shared Group Trip for NZ$220.00, but no-one else has booked for that trip, we will only charge a single person surcharge of an additional NZ$140.00 (making it a total of NZ$360.00) on the day if we have to run a trip just for you.  You can email or message us to check. 

Private Guided trip: ​NZ$345.00 per person for two or more people.

Private Guided Solo Traveler: NZ$495.00 guarantees just you and your Guide.




Taranaki Falls walk offers a mix of open grasslands, summer-time alpine flowers, expansive views of Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe and lush Mountain Beech Forest.


Silica Rapids track moves through Mountain beech forest, over board-walked alpine bogs and past ancient lava flows. 

With luck we may see native Karerarea (NZ Falcons) hunting in the open grasslands.

These Silica formations are the only one of this kind in Tongariro National Park.


  • Boots
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Lunches extra charge
  • Turangi pick-up & drop-off
  • National Park Vill. pick-up & drop-off
  • Whakapapa Vill. pick-up & drop-off

Tongariro Gems Photo Gallery