Tairoa Lodge is situated in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand and is close to many activities that you can participate in.

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Whitewater Rafting

The waters of the Tongariro provide one of nature's finest, fun-filled roller coaster rides. Rafting grade three rapids and long lumpy glides through pristine pools and breathtaking gorges. You can observe the native blue duck, the mystical ancient beech forest, the fantails and swallows flitting for surface insects.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Turoa is our nearest ifield ust a 20 minute drive to the carpark.Whakapapa is ust 45 minutes away >

Mountain Biking

A great way to see the central plateau is by mountain biking. During summer you can bike to Mt Ruapehu and view the great views available from this mountain. As you descend the mountain you will wind your way through the ancient podocarp forest, luxuriant in native plants.

Hunting and Fishing

Fishing even in the back yard!

Horse Trekking

Horse trekking is conveniently situated just 10 minutes away.

Tongariro Crossing

The world famous Tongariro crossing is an eight hour walk and considered to be one of the best one-day walks in New Zealand.


An excellent golf course at The Waimarino Golf Course which is just 1 kilometre away.

Walking - there are plenty of options here

Canoeing or kayaking the Whanganui River



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