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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. A little challenging but accessible. Aamzing views, amazing terrain up top. One of the big highlights of our trip.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was to be just the beginning of a 7 day tramp around Tongariro and Ruapehu. Expect all kinds of weather - we went at the end of November and had rain, wind and hail before even getting to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing itself. If...More

Thank LynetteAngela
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner did this hike and boy was it hard! The weather up top can be quite unpredictable so come prepared with various clothing options! Took us about 8 hours and was completely worth it. Also only climb Mt.Ngauruhoe if you have extra...More

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I hiked part of the walk but had to turn back due to weather. Unfortunately it was a very stormy day, and we got rained and hailed on. Nevertheless, it was a crazy experience and I do not regret doing it at...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Listen to the weatherman and the shuttle drivers. If they cancel the shuttle due to weather, that means it is not a good day for it. Unfortunately, our schedule was limited and we are stubborn and fit. We decided we would start at the end...More

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the walk yesterday and being perfect weather we were blown away by the views and landscape. We have just arrived from the South Island where the scenery was stunning but this was a completely different experience not to be missed....More

Thank Stewart_Tauber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were extremely lucky to be able to have completed our trek as in the days leading up to it, the weather was unsuitable and all hikes were called off. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the spectacular views or do any of the side...More

1  Thank tamsin6394
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though you're not alone, it still is very special. Wear good walking shoes and sun protection. Take water and food. There's no toilets for 5 hours.

1  Thank jobst56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day walking the 19.5 km Tongariro crossing guided by Jemma from ADRIFT. She paced it just right for the group of 10 people and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Making us all put on our waterproof gear as the dark clouds...More

Thank nyalta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in two minds about doing the walk as it is long and challenging if you're not used to walking/hiking longer distances. However, we decided to do it and it was fine. Some of the up-hill sections were steep and having walking poles helped....More

Thank mjh123
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17 November 2017|
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Response from RyAus15789 | Reviewed this property |
You can do the walk in either direction. I’ve heard that it’s more strenuous when starting from the Ketatahi end however. In terms of organising transport it’s best to discuss it directly with the shuttle companies, I’m... More
Loryn T
8 November 2017|
Response from Alistair T | Reviewed this property |
No need for a guide Loryn - is a free walk open to anyone. Speak to the team at the isite to arrange transportation as is a one way walk (unless you walk to top and come back down same side again, but they have restricted to... More
4 November 2017|
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Response from Danielle N | Reviewed this property |
If you have your own car, there is the option to do the one way shuttle where you drop your car in the ending parking lot (Ketetahi car park) and the shuttle then picks you up from here and drives you to the starting car... More