What to do and see in National Park Village, New Zealand: The Best Places and Tips

September 19, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best top things to do in National Park Village, New Zealand including My Kiwi Adventure, Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures, Tupapakurua Falls Lookout, National Park Shuttles, Schnapps Mini Golf, Mini Golf at Schnapps.
Restaurants in National Park Village

1. My Kiwi Adventure

National Park Village 3989, New Zealand
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5 based on 98 reviews

My Kiwi Adventure

Mountain biking is a must do activity for anyone visiting Tongariro National Park. My Kiwi Adventure offers mountain bike rental and shuttle packages for all trails within the region including Fishers Track, the Ohakune Old Coach Road, 42 Traverse, Bridge to Nowhere, the Timber Trail and much more. From beginners to experts, My Kiwi Adventure can put together a mountain biking itinerary to suit. My Kiwi Adventure also offers New Zealand's highest guided Stand Up Paddle Board experience at 616 metres above sea level. This tour provides some of the best views Tongariro National Park has to offer. Lastly, if you're looking for transport options to explore the region, our shuttle service makes your visit to Tongariro National Park easy.

Reviewed By Bridee J

We had Stacey for the paddle boarding who was a crack up & all round great guide. Such great views and different experience being on a water, defs recommend it. We had Richard for the mountain biking and shuttle to the crossing and he was awesome as well and very efficient with the pick ups...Can’t recommend them enough! :-)

2. Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures

National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
Excellent
81%
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures

Adrift Outdoors is an outdoor adventure company specialising in guided adventures through the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, we are a personal and professional organisation that can tailor our guided adventures to suit individual needs.At Adrift, we have vast experience in working with people of all ages and abilities. Adrift provides qualified, experienced and personable guides whose sole purpose is to ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable adventure.

Reviewed By steph704 - Vancouver, Canada

Our day with Adrift was the highlight of the North Island. They were a wonderful group to spend the day with; a delicious lunch was provided and even a very welcomed cold drink waiting in the van at the end! Our guide shared great and interesting stories. Thank you!

3. Tupapakurua Falls Lookout

Fischer Track, National Park Village, New Zealand
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Tupapakurua Falls Lookout

Reviewed By Larkeyskip - Snohomish, Washington

This hiking trail is just wonderful, and and inspirational collaboration between the Department of Conservation and the local community. Together, they built a trail in native bush, with signage to help you learn the plants, and an ingeniously simple way to improve the surface. They have established bucket depots where you can pick up a half bucket of gravel and carry it to the next depot. The trail angels are covering the surface in gravel to give traction in wet conditions. The trail is really lovely, deep forest with lots of birds. There is an overlook a ways up, but it was cloudy when I went; I think you can see the volcanoes on a clear day. Then you head for Tupapakurua Falls on a steeper, more gnarly trail that is still beautiful (hiking shoes/boots really necessary). There's a nice Falls overlook, and supposedly you can go down a steeper trail to the base of the falls (it was raining, so I didn't). I saw only one family there, so it was quite peaceful. Watch for the cute little North Island robin: they will hop in front of your feet hoping you'll shuffle and scare up some bugs to eat.

4. National Park Shuttles

National Park Village 3948, New Zealand +64 27 394 1498
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

National Park Shuttles

Organising your transport quickly and conveniently online makes it easier for you to plan your trek to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. National Park Shuttles will ensure your journey with us is safe and reliable. We are committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible.

Reviewed By David W - Cronulla, Australia

Tracy who owns the company is the loveliest person I've ever met. She went out of her way to help us, giving us tips, maps, jackets and warm drinks! I would definitely recommend travelling with national park shuttles.

5. Schnapps Mini Golf

Findlay Street | Corner of State Highway 4, National Park Village 3989, New Zealand +64 7-892 2788
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67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Schnapps Mini Golf

Reviewed By Larry F - Florence, Oregon

If you are looking for family fun, why not stop in to play mini golf at this great location near the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing in National Park Village, New Zealand?
The course is well designed and built and has a theme. For example, there are several holes that are designed to mimic particular parts of the arduous climb over the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing, like The Devil's Staircase! The course has a number of wonderful flora and plant displays with signage describing each. The course is fair to all, children and adults alike. The course also has Chair Lifts, Snowmobiles and water features. Great fun!
Why not stop by for some fun as a couple or family or friends! Food and drink readily available as well.

6. Mini Golf at Schnapps

Findlay Street | Corner of State Highway 4, National Park Village 3989, New Zealand +64 7-892 2788
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67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mini Golf at Schnapps

Reviewed By Larry F - Florence, Oregon

If you are looking for family fun, why not stop in to play mini golf at this great location near the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing in National Park Village, New Zealand?
The course is well designed and built and has a theme. For example, there are several holes that are designed to mimic particular parts of the arduous climb over the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing, like The Devil's Staircase! The course has a number of wonderful flora and plant displays with signage describing each. The course is fair to all, children and adults alike. The course also has Chair Lifts, Snowmobiles and water features. Great fun!
Why not stop by for some fun as a couple or family or friends! Food and drink readily available as well.

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