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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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“red crater” (177 reviews)
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“day hike” (78 reviews)
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 2 days ago

Well for me this was a interesting turn of events and its often great being random and not having a fixed plan... I always had plans to visit part of the Tongariro Crossing but never intended to complete the whole trail. This certainly ended up...More

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 1 week ago

So starting out as a reference, my husband and I are relatively fit people- we enjoy hiking and typically hike about 10 miles on outdoor adventures but where we live in the U.S. is pretty flat, so this hike was one of the more rigorous...More

2  Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay ladies and gentleman here it is. I've been backpacking since the start of September and have seen a handful of amazing things in the north island. But this hands down tops that list! I was weary of my fitness going into this due to...More

Thank josephstichbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful track in a live volcanic terrain! The scenery is mind blowing, with craters and emerald lakes and tussock land. The track is well maintained, has boardwalks on boggy areas and stairs in steep portions (there are a few steep parts). Toilets are also...More

Thank anu_p5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a guide on a day when the crossing was quiet as to walkers. And it was the best thing I have done this year. Words alone cannot describe the experience - just do it. End of September is one of the best...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband convinced me to complete the 19km hike across this alpine crossing, could be longer if you scramble up 'mount doom (from Lord of the Rings). It was a tiring hike (6.5hrs) but has rewarding views, great people to chat too, as it's a...More

3  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The amazing Tongario Alpine crossing walk is one of the best natural walks in the world. It is situated in Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity...More

2  Thank Cahyadi S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Make sure you are at least averagely fit before attempting this, but if you are make sure it is on your bucket list. When we did it there was cloud at the top, but the landscapes and views on the way up and down were...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Absolutely worth every cent! overall through the vast atmospheres explored through hiking, and a scenic train ride and a following ferry trip etc there could not have been any better service when it came to the welcoming staff and number of activities available. There was...More

Thank sommerjadesmith
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We did the daytrip trek on a sunny day in high season. We waited one week to get a day like this. On such days, expect crowds on the mountains. Also people who are not fit enough for such a trek. Just do it with...More

Thank Catalina M
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Mel B
17 October 2017|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
I might be remembering incorrectly but I feel like the lakes were over half way, and heading back the same way might be a steep hike. The views if you do the full walk are great from the top, and you pass by a more tropical... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from Charlotte12358 | Reviewed this property |
Taupo is the town most people will be coming from and most hotels do a shuttle . Mine left around 7am