We are a family owned company founded in 1987 with awesome staff keen to give you a quality experience in some of NZ’s most spectacular places.

Experience abseiling; blackwater rafting; glowworms and much more including NZ’s ultimate underground adventure – The Lost World Epic.

You choose wet or dry; easy or hardout. We have options to suit most people.

Small groups with high guide ratios.

If you want the best with professional staff that really care about you – we’re it.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

10% discount when booking not less than 12 hours in advance of departure!

Tours & Products

  • Blackwater Rafting – TTT *
  • Haggas Honking Holes *
  • Lost World 4Hr *
  • Trollcave
  • Lost World Epic departs 10.30am daily

* * departing daily am & pm

Hostels Nearby

Arthouse Accommodation

Attic Backpackers

Ducks and Drakes Backpackers

LKNZ Lodge

Mount Backpackers

Mousetrap Backpackers

Plateau Lodge

Rock Solid Backpackers

Saltwater Lodge

Skotel Alpine Resort

Taupo Urban Retreat

The Dwellington

The Marion

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.