Things to See & Activities to Do in the Tongariro Alpine area

Base yourselves at The Olive Rabbit, Boutique Bed & Breakfast in Turangi, and only 45 minutes from Taupo, Taumarunui, Mount Ruapehu or Waiouru and be the closest to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We are an excellent base for many activities all within an hour of us.

Additionally, there is a wealth of hikes, trout fishing for the avid fishermen and whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River, plus half day excursions such as horse-riding, further smaller hikes and even a dip and soak in geothermal pools just minutes from The Olive Rabbit, Boutique Bed & Breakfast. Our accommodation is the an award-winning bed and breakfast, and recognised as the best of its kind in New Zealand. With Turangi being central to many activities on and around the lake and into the mountains, The Olive Rabbit is a logical one-stop shop for a few days.

Making Turangi your base means you are close to many outdoor adventures such as:

  • Hiking, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, on the Central Volcanic Plateau
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Rafting
  • Horse riding
  • Golfing
  • Skiing

The benefits for you staying at the Olive Rabbit are:

  • A quiet, private room with your own entrance and bathroom
  • Netflix, & unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Away from the noisy highway and township
  • Delicious homemade breakfast at times to suit you including
    • Breakfast with the hosts
    • Takeaway breakfast for your early start to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • 20 mins to the shuttle service, the closest accommodation to Ketetahi
  • 40 mins to  the start of the Crossing at Mangatepopo
  • Whitewater Rafting options
  • Horse Trekking
  • Biking the River Trail, and Tree Trunk Gorge
  • Visit the Hare and Copper Eatery
  • 45 mins to Taupo
  • 500 metres to the river, just a short walk for a morning trek, ride or fish
  • Access to the fishermens’ tub for filleting
  • Smoker available to fishermen who stay longer than two days
  • Free access and use of the heated spa in the bush
  • Individual hosting and guidance
  • Booking service for restaurants, fishing, hiking, rafting, horse trekking
  • Tea/coffee + treat on arrival with free access to the facilities during your stay
  • Use of the large lounge and guest fridge