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transport from whakapapa to taupo

Perth, Australia
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transport from whakapapa to taupo

does anyone know if there's still bus transport from whakapapa to taupo running?

Manabus has cancelled this route few months ago.

we wanted to do northern circuit next month. we will be arriving at National park from wellington, and after that we will be heading for Taupo. thank you

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Queenstown, New...
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1. Re: transport from whakapapa to taupo

You could try contacting one of the Tongariro crossing transport shuttles that come through daily from Taupo see if you can get a lift with them back to Taupo

Ruapehu, New Zealand
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2. Re: transport from whakapapa to taupo

If you are going from Whakapapa to Taupo there is only one option now of booking direct via a local transport provider. Only one of the Shuttle operators who do the Tongariro Crossing transport offer this service. The price though is not cheap to be honest.

However in saying that if you contact the Whakapapa I site/ DoC Visitor centre they will help you with transport.

I can think of cheaper options that require a multi stop transport service to link to keep costs down for you as that is my specialty in the area as well but heck someone will complain its self promotion.

Frankly I could recommend an operator that would cover options for you but if I name them guarantee it would be removed from comments.

You basically need transport from National Park to Whakapapa Village then ongoing from Whakapapa to Taupo. There is the intercity service from Turangi to Taupo but the other parts require local knowledge.

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3. Re: transport from whakapapa to taupo

Hi, I'm wanting to do the same travel from Wellington, do the tours and head towards Taupo and then go onto Napier. Would appreciate a reliable transport option leaving the National Park after 12pm on the 5/2/18 arriving in Taupo. I can't find anyway out!

Auckland, New...
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4. Re: transport from whakapapa to taupo

Only one I am aware of is Ruapehu Scenic Shuttles scenicshuttles.co.nz pretty much takes on any the runs others dont.

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