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Tongariro Guided Walks

Turangi, New Zealand
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Incredible experience

The crossing is a must do even in winter. We had the most amazing sunny day, with a beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Estelle R
via mobile
Love it, and we'll be back!

Did a full day hike with Tongariro Guided Walks across the Tongariro trail with my family and they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lutlut7
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 guide who will reveal some of the secrets of this stunning area. Knowledgeable, caring guides, who have your comfort and safety in mind.
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“day hike” (6 reviews)
“hot drinks” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Turangi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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
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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.

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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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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had a fantastic day with Terry as our guide. When organising your trip a bit of flexibility is best as the weather changes quickly. We had to change the day of our walk so keeping in touch with Terry was important as he monitors...More

Thank Anna T
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Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks Anna, so glad that you two had such a great day.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing was a superb day with our outstanding guide Sally and Terry's expertise. Seven hours of walking through a magnificent and dramatic landscape of Tongariro National park, around Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom!) and Mount Tongariro and along by the spectacular Emerald Lakes....More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Terry was a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. He arranged a day’s walking in the Rangipo Desert which was approximately ten miles on moderate terrain. Luckily the weather was clear and we had some wonderful views of this unique area. Terry provided us with all...More

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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
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KathleenM
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.
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