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Transportation Services

Arrived in town and need to get to your motel or backpackers? Need an airport pickup or drop off, a ride to the train station or do you need a ride to get some groceries or have an appointment in another city?
We can get you there.

One Way and Return Transfers

Going hiking/tramping or mountain bike riding and want to walk or ride out to your car? Allow us to transfer you either one way or return to the track entry or exit points along any public road.

Driver for Hire

Do you have a small passenger vehicle and need to get a group of people to a function, tour or event?  Or do you just need a few more seats to accommodate your group size.  We can drive for you using your vehicle or ours.  We are available by contract to drive once a day, once a week or once a year.  Contact us for rates or to negotiate terms.

COVID 19 Update April 27th, 2020

Due to current 4 restrictions, we have suspended normal operations until we move back to Level 2.

As from April 28th, we will be available for twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) to travel from Turangi to Taupo to pick up Click and Collect orders from various businesses.  These will then be delivered to you, from Motuaopa to Kuratau.  All pickup and deliveries will be contactless in guidence with current Government Requirements.

Email or call today (021 146 7654) to discuss your requirements.

Travel under Level 3 is still restricted to Essential Workers or those returning to work where able.

Our Story

Welcome to My Waka Your Waka!

We are Turangi’s newest transportation provider.

Our aim is to provide for transportation needs in and around Turangi and the Central Plateau in a way that is as unique as you are.
Sometimes getting in and out of town to local attractions or airports can be a bit tricky.  Small town problems.  While Turangi is set up to host many visitors from all over the world as a gateway to the National Park and the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, many of our local transport services are set up to provide this service and don’t have a lot of flexibility as a result.  This sometimes leaves the individual stuck for more flexible travel options in line with their specific and perhaps unique requirements.   We aim to fill this “gap” in Turangi and provide a transport service for both the local Turangi residents and visitors whose needs are a little less than ordinary.  

For the locals we can provide quick and reliable service in and around town, such as doctors visits, trips to the hot pools, grocery shopping or a visit to the beaches in the western bays.  Consider us your local taxi service.

For the visitor we aim to provide a service that meets your individual travel requirements while you are visiting Turangi and the Central Plateau – you name it and we can get you there.




A “waka” is a traditional Maori canoe that was used to travel and transport both people and goods.  It could be both large or small and could be used for fishing or river and lake transportation and navigation.   We don’t navigate rivers and lakes in the same way anymore – we use vehicles built for the road.  In this case, it’s my car! And making my car available to get you where you need to be birthed the idea behind My Waka Your Waka.