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Tongariro Guided Walks


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Tongariro Guided Walks - the Central North Island's leading hiking outfitter, offering guided walks in around Tongariro National Park. Find out why the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often referred to as the best one day walk in New Zealand, with a...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Turangi, New Zealand
+64 27 308 9689
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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. Our guide, Terry, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, prepared, and fun...More

Thank Kendal_ing
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kendal, it was a great day out. Always a pleasure to take people out who are so into enjoying the mountain.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My brother and I did the Tongariro Alpine crossing with Terry yesturday, and what an absoltuely amazing experience it was. From begining to end Terry was not only incredibly knowledgable but passionate about everything related to the crossing, both geologically and historically. My brother and...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Moana and I were absolutely stoked about our Tongariro crossing trip with you guys yesterday. The experience was magnified with your guidance. I was a bit nervous prior as had never walked that distance in snow and am a novice so no gear or experience....More

Thank Patrick H
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

It was a pleasure to have you guys out on the track. Cheers, Terry

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The crossing is a must do even in winter. We had the most amazing sunny day, with a beautiful view over the lakes and mountains. Terry, our guide, was the perfect guide: very nice, with a lot of useful information and great conversation. It couldn’t...More

Thank Estelle R
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Did a full day hike with Tongariro Guided Walks across the Tongariro trail with my family and they absolutely love it! Sal waited for us right on time at the Turangi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre as we came from Taupo to the meeting point. We...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

There are no words really that I can use to describe this adventure, it's just beyond expectations but I shall try my best. We set of on this adventure on Friday the 23rd February 2018, we had simply the most knowledgeable, friendly and (most importantly...More

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Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

It makes us really happy to receive such great reviews, because then we know that we are hitting the mark with the service that we provide. I am glad that you had such a great time with Sal out there on the track.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We made the fabled Tongariro Crossing in early March with Tongariro Guided Walks. Was blessed with very good weather to maximize the terrific scenery. Guide Terry was the perfect choice. Very knowledgeable on the area, geology, history, plants and wildlife. A highly able guide with...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I started my day in a group of 3 people with Greg as our guide. He was very knowledgeable of the area and gave great advice and support for one of us who had difficulty in finding a good walking pace in the beginning. Later...More

Thank Essi T
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for the great comments. I am glad we Sal and Gregg were able to adapt to things on the day, so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

The guided walk with Greg from Tongariro Guided Walks guiding my friend and I was amazing. Greg gave us great advice about pacing ourselves along the route and we were treated to his expert descriptions of the geological/volcanic wonderland we were walking through. It was...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Our hike across the Tongariro Crossing was amazing, and going with Terry (and 6 other hikers) made it even more interesting. Staying in Taupo, we arranged pick up and drop off from our hotel. Terry's suggestion to start the hike after the big bus crowds...More

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7 July 2018|
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Response from Dennis P | Reviewed this property |
There are reviews posted three to four weeks ago on Tripadvisor. I would be surprised if the company was not active as we used them and they get great reviews. As it is winter in New Zealand perhaps Terry is taking a... More
Aree M
18 March 2018|
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Response from Terry B | Property representative |
Hi Aree We list the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as we want people to take notice that it is 19.4km long, with almost 800m of climb and 1100m of descent. By doing so we hope that people can compare it to things that they have... More
9 December 2017|
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Response from Terry B | Property representative |
Hi. The snow is gone from the track now (early December 2017), with patches visible up on neighbouring Mt Ngauruhoe, so it adds nice contrast to photos.