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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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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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Reviewed yesterday

We picked a very bad day to try to do this hike. The weather conditions were rough (rain, wind, fog). It wasn't very cold and that was the only thing that kept us from turning back. We had to use our own vehicle b/c the...More

Thank milkthistleseed
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day hike, one of the top 10 in the world and a World Heritage site. Walk time suggested as 6hrs 20 mins, took me and my 18 year old daughter about 7 hrs excluding breaks. We are average fitness and managed fine except the...More

Thank Camda
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First let me say about a month has passed since the crossing as I wanted the perspective of time before I wrote this review. Stark, beautiful, breathtaking. Five stars and I am so glad I went! One of the most challenging things I will ever...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The alpine crossing was beautiful with tiny alpine flowers and grasses everywhere. As my knee was recovering from a recent injury, we didn't walk for the 19.4km main trek, but opted for the slightly more comfortable 2.5km trek to the first hut along the way....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I did this on a sunny weekday in February. Our baseline fitness is pretty good - we run and cycle a lot every week, and we hike often too. Our kit list: 25L backpacks (hiking ones with chest and hip straps), Water...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I are in average shape and work out 4x a week. We both found the hike challenging in different ways. Going up is a toll on your cardiovascular system and quads. Coming down we both found that our knees were in agony....More

Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a must do if you ever get to New Zealand, do not forget about water and food off course because there is no shops along the way. Me and my girlfriend managed to get trough it in 5.30 hours, stopping...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the Tongariro Crossing and even thought it was a challenge as the weather can become very unpredictable it was a great experience and achievement. Lots of people which made it sometimes a bit annoying. Drop off and pick up Transport was really good....More

Thank Amanda T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove our car to the car park near by and did a one way to the Mangadepopo car park which was $35 (from taupo it's 65). The hike isn't terribly hard. Make sure to have snacks and a lunch, lots of sun screen and...More

Thank Kanaena
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a moderately fit senior (66). My wife and I hike, bicycle, swim and kayak regularly (once a week or more for most) to define what we consider "moderately fit". I don't do marathons or triathlons ;)This was probably one of the most demanding...More

Thank waykon
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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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bankgok
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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hummernator
31 January 2018|
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Response from Rob9950 | Reviewed this property |
The Crossing is the best trek I've done. It took me 6.5 hours but it's very doable if you've done some walking. When we did it it wasn't crowded - there were plenty of people but it was fine - It's very easy at the bottom... More
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