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Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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My bf and I decided to do the self-guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing while staying in Taupo. As we weren't in a rush we waited a few days for the weather conditions to be optimal (check it online the day before or at the i-centre). The...More

Thank jumongledalek
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not done much research about this hike prior to our trip, and thought that we could do this unguided. However as we done the hike during the winter period, we were advised by the I-site staff that it should be guided, so that...More

Thank Moana_ha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a must do while in New Zealand. It is a challenging hike that takes 7-9 hrs to complete but the views and the accomplished feeling are totally worth it. I strongly recommend hiring a guide esspecially for winter and shoulder seasons...More

Thank Kendal_ing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost went unguided in September, but were strongly advised to go with a group. We decided to book with a guide that provided full equipment. Definitely worth the money!!! We had a great day meeting other people, chatting with the local guides and learning...More

1  Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out today to do the TAC (I’m 40, and my mom is 66). We used the Adventure Outdoor tour guide. We had an amazing day, perfect weather conditions and the guide (Jarem) was fantastic. There were challenging bits, but those were also exhilarating,...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend did the crossing in late August. We were staying in Taupo and the lady at the info site told us we needed to go with a guided tour in winter months. This was totally untrue and a tourist trap. Save 150...More

Thank jamieharvey7575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The winter climb was breathtaking - literally and figuratively, but it was all worth it!!! Such beautiful views to see! Make sure to have your safety gears and equipment!

Thank TintinM53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best hike I've ever been on easily. I could go on and on about the different amazing things you'll see, but just do it for yourself. It is quite challenging, and I'd say a reasonable level of fitness is required. We had an amazing September...More

Thank EmmaBudgie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I completed this hike with my husband, 26 year old sister and 62 year old parents. My mom trained for a couple months to do it, as it definitely has some tough parts, but I wouldn't call this hike "strenuous" the entire time. What makes...More

3  Thank Azure M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a proper alpine crossing which requires careful preparation whenever you go. In winter it is tricky and requires you to be experienced, In summer when I went it is a good hard walk without too much difficulty. In summer you do not need...More

2  Thank Michael M
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Sam W
16 September 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you layer up. You could experience 4 seasons in one walk. Take your camera some great great pictures to be had. Take a hot flask to drink at the top as well as plenty of water. Don’t forget something to eat. Peanut... More