Taupo is a great place to base yourself for the crossing. You have a range of places to stay, eat and have fun including soaking in the hot pools! We can pick up form most accommodation providers if it is central, if not we can pick up from the Taupo isite. We offer hire gear for the early shuttles. This is a easy way to get to and from the crossing. If you are a fast hiker you may like to take our late shuttle. If you want extra time take our earlier shuttle. Pick up in the afternoon is around 1:30pm-4:30pm (confirmed on the day) We have several departures between those times. This can give you as little as 6 hours or as much as 9.5 hours if you need it. Our map and wrist bands help to make the day run smoothly for you.