We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
2,292
All photos (2,292)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“red crater”(204 reviews)
“day hike”(91 reviews)
“new zealand”(157 reviews)
About
Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Website
+64 7-892 3729
Call
Ways to Experience Tongariro Alpine Crossing
from US$23.60
More Info
from US$33.60
More Info
Reviews (1,793)
Filter reviews
1,408 results
Traveller rating
1,196
159
35
11
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,196
159
35
11
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews red crater day hike new zealand car park devils staircase hiking boots discovery lodge soda springs emerald lake south crater take your time hard work toilet paper running shoes mt doom first aid kit great hike
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,408 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Skotel Alpine Resort
494 reviews
6.94 km away
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
1,944 reviews
7.13 km away
The Park Hotel
407 reviews
15.83 km away
Adventure Lodge & Motel
594 reviews
15.97 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
Ruapehu Restaurant
248 reviews
7.13 km away
Ruapehu Lounge Bar
100 reviews
7.12 km away
Pihanga Cafe & T Bar
192 reviews
7.19 km away
Tussock
104 reviews
7.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 33 nearby attractions
Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
374 reviews
7.24 km away
Tama Lakes
52 reviews
7.03 km away
Silica Rapids Track
37 reviews
7.52 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sam W
16 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes