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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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US$24.64*
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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US$35.20*
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
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“red crater” (211 reviews)
“day hike” (94 reviews)
“car park” (165 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just because lots of people do it should not mean you don’t. It’s a fantastic walk, it’s accessible and the organisation around it is good. The views are simply stunning and the volcanic scenery was a new and thrilling experience. It looked other worldly in...More

Thank mcubie
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We’re average to above average fitness level, and this day hike kicked our butt. It took us about 2 hours longer than expected, and we did NOT do the hike to Mt.Doom (although we had awesome views of it the whole time!). Having said that,...More

Thank Neha G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my gf was injured, I’d did it alone, the website dedicated to weather and alerts is great. There was no rain planned before 1pm so event if the shuttles canceled, I went there and started at 7 to end at 12h30. I had not...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Get early and when I say early I mean like 6am, beat the crowds and get up there early. With the shuttle service you are going to easily waste an hour so do what you can to get ahead. The hike does require a decent...More

1  Thank Louise1706
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

My husband and I started the hike when it was drizzling so as we progressed further, it got very grey and cold and we could hardly see anything more than 10m ahead. It was slightly daunting when we couldn't even see the route markers but...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Wonderful experience. We've stayed at the Tongariro Chateau for two nights so as to be closer to the satrting point. We've booked a shuttle from the Hotel to starting point. They picked us up at 8am, The hotel prepared us a lunch bag (sandwiches, water,...More

Thank Stella C
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were lucky after a few days of track closure due to storm, the weather turned perfect for the 19,5 km hike. We did arrange track transport to and from the track start and end from the our base in the town of Turangi. The...More

Thank hpheleen
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

So we had to catch a shuttle at the end of the crossing that would take us to the start of the crossing. It was beautiful right from the get-go. You can see "Mt Doom" in the back drop and unfortunately, its not recommended to...More

1  Thank joeyjoi5
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great time doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Lots of fun and very beautiful scenery. Everyone who is fairly fit should be able to do it. Remember comfortable shoes, three layers of clothes, water, snacks, rainjacket and all that good stuff.

Thank Tobias B
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

On a nice sunny weather day, this three days, 45 km circuit is an easy hike, but on a bad weather day it can be rather challenging. So weather plays a massive role in this hike. During my three day trip I had real bad...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Alyx M
20 June 2018|
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Response from KittyGattino | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well marked. You will have no problem doing on your own. Just pay attention to the weather forecast.
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Lim C
9 June 2018|
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Response from KittyGattino | Reviewed this property |
There were school kids on the trail. Some with families some with teachers. Just take lots of water and if you have hiking poles, there is just one area with loose footing but kids were running around us in that area. I am... More
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