Tongariro Outdoor Adventures

Form Scenic Walks to Extreme Sports

There are a wide variety of Tongariro outdoor adventures suitable for either beginners or those seeking something more extreme. The Tongariro Region is rightly famous for the walking and trekking opportunities and in particular the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit. There is also world class trout fishing, outstanding river rafting on the Tongariro River, skiing and snowboardingcycling & mountain biking and swimming & thermal bathing pools.

Booking Activities Riverstone Recommendation

  • Outdoor activities are best arranged and booked when you arrive at Riverstone Backpackers, due to the changeable weather
  • If you are arriving after 7pm please call us in advance, if you wish to do something the next day
  • There are no surcharges, we will always get you the best price
  • If you book through us we expect a positive experience, as we trust those we work with
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Turangi, Tongariro National Park & Taupo

While most activities are based in Turangi or the Tongariro National Park, there are more options around the mountains toward Ohakune & National Park, and in the Kaimanawa Forest Park and Tokaanu, Pukawa and the Western Bays. For those traveling north from Turangi to Rotorua there is also a variety of activities in Taupo and between Taupo and Rotorua, including sky diving, jet boating and bungy jumping. All of these activities can be undertaken as a day trip from Turangi or alternatively consider your choice of travel route to and from Turangi.

Explore the Tongariro...


Mt Ruapehu Snowboarding & Skiing Mt Ruapehu Snowboarding & Skiing Snow Sports on the Volcanos Within the Tongariro National Park there are 2 major fields on for Mt Ruapehu snowboarding and ski...
Tongariro Crossing Shuttle Tongariro Alpine Crossing NZ's Greatest One Day Walk  6-8 hours, 20 km One Way Grade: Moderate-Difficult Begins: Mangatepopo (35 minutes drive) Ends: Ketetahi (...
Turangi Shops Turangi Shops & Adventure Services & Information Riverstone Backpackers is close to all Turangi shops and essential services. For a small town Turangi offe...
Taupo Skydive, Jet Boating & Bungy Jumping Taupo Skydive, Jet Boating & Bungy Jumping Speed, Spills & Thrills If you are traveling between Rotorua & Turangi via Taupo it is a good chance to take...
Tongariro Walks & Whakapapa Tongariro Walks Whakapapa Village Trails A Variety of Scenic Volcanic alpine walks Walk - 5 minutes to 6 hours Driving - 45 minutes Whakapapa Village Trails ...