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Adventure Shuttles

Whakaipo Lodge

Unlike many transport services, we do not operate on a timetable and don't believe in working to any schedule except yours!

Adventure Shuttles is owned and operated by Taupo locals and keen outdoors enthusiasts Garth & Angie London. You’ll be well taken care of by driver Garth, whose family were pioneering early settlers in the Central North Island during the timber milling days and worked four of the Timber Trail saw mills. Our vehicles are comfortable, air-conditioned, late model All Wheel Drives suitable for up to 4 passengers and can also carry up to 4 bikes.

If you want a responsive, personalised service give us a buzz or blat us an email.


Ride the Central Icons

Ride the best of the Central North Island, New Zealand, in luxury with Adventure Shuttles. This package includes 4 days riding over 150km of remote trails on New Zealand’s volcanic plateau. A boat trip from a secluded bay on Lake Taupo, a caldera super volcano will highlight The Great Lake Trail experience, and riding over majestic 140m long wooden suspension bridges through ancient podocarp forest will leave you buzzing on your Timber Trail ride.  Stunning views, thrilling adventure trails, and early NZ history all wrapped up for you! Stay in luxury accommodation at the end of the Great Lake Trail near Whakaipo Bay, Taupo and at the middle of the Timber Trail at Piropiro. Two outstandingly beautiful locations.

The package includes bike hire, 4 night’s accommodation, transport to the trail ends and back to your accommodation each day, breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Pricing and details of this amazing package are to follow. For trail information check out http://www.adventureshuttles.co.nz/timber-trail and http://www.adventureshuttles.co.nz/the-great-lake-trail

For details on the accommodation check out http://www.whakaipolodge.co.nz/ and http://www.timbertraillodge.co.nz/

Pricing details are still being worked through and we hope to bring you this soon. In the meantime to enquire please contact us at infoadventureshuttles.conz


host: Garth London

address: 1/504 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, RD5 Taupō

email: infoadventureshuttles.conz

phone: +64 (0)22 547 0399

Great Rides App Main Screen

Great Rides App


Specifically designed for New Zealand's Great Rides this app is used by mountain bikers, runners and walkers. It aims to provide location tracking to find amenities, attractions and local information while riding the trail. Once downloaded, the trail information is fully available offline.

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