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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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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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US$37.46*
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Trek
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“red crater” (207 reviews)
“day hike” (93 reviews)
“car park” (164 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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Want to get up-close and personal with a volcanic area? This is the hike for you! Trail is clearly marked and features steam vents, volcanic scree, LOTS of uphill/downhill, and three alpine lakes (all colored in lovely shades of aqua). Make sure you're in good...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As per my other reviews, I am not a fan of heights. But after jumping out of a plane and realising I would soon be on a swing in the middle of nowhere in Queenstown, a 1800 meter climb up a mountain seemed no problem....More

Thank Charlottef23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the crossing with a group. Not much new to add. It was a great hike. It sure was long! It was *really* windy the entire way. Be prepared! It was nice to see port-o-potties along the way. I highly recommend the "shuttle" method,...More

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the crossing on a Saturday which may have added to the fact that we basically had to walk in a row. We have done a lot of hiking before and consider ourselves quite fit. We had bad luck with the weather and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of six. We are all novice climbers. The oldest was 67, the youngest 11 and it took us about 8 hours. We loved it, this walk had a bit of everything, plains, forest, mountain sides, descents stunning views, poor visibility and...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk can be hard at some times, but then really fun during other parts. I recommend booking a bus to pick you up from where you are staying! You can also rent some poles to help you during your walk. BRING LOTS OF FOOD!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the higlights of my trip in NZ. The hike was quite challenging at time/ so proper shoes are highly recommended. I did the hike with denim shorts on and was wearing bad runners (no grip) and survived even though was freezing at...More

Thank Sonja M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gradual incline and crowds all marching together in the first third made me think we'd made a mistake, but gradually the people thinned out, the terrain became more mountainous and it felt like a proper hike! We parked at the end point (Ketetahi) and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really nervous afyer reading reviews! I am glad we did it and can say i probably would not do it again. Thankfully we had a perfect day of weather. Partly cloudy , no wind, no precipitation. Go prepared. A light good backpack ,...More

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Walk. Bring more sunscreen and water than you think. It is written already but leave as early as possible. Be weary of the 4hr park limit

Thank Sione S
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steven z
3 April 2018|
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Response from Tonyscribbler | Reviewed this property |
There are limits to the car parking at the very end of the track at Ketetahi, but people parked at the end of the road, probably a further 1km walk. I think you can also play a small fee to the locals and park up near the... More
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Anastacia R
21 February 2018|
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Response from enaid035 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don’t need a pass but you do need to arrange transport We arranged ours through our hostel
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8 February 2018|
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Response from Rob9950 | Reviewed this property |
There's a 2 hour walk from near the Chateau (you'll find it) that has an impressive waterfall at the end of it BUT if you are fit you should definitely do the Tongariro Crossing (about 6.5hrs) it doesn't have a waterfall but... More
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