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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked with Terry Blumhardt, the owner of Tongariro Guided Walks, and he was an excellent guide. Picked us up from our lodge, took us to the trail head, walked with us explaining in detail the geology and history of the area, had his car...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chuckm22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience with Terry, his wunderful support and the great team of group members! I had no hiking equipment, so Terry had everything in his van (shoes, protection, backpacks, lunch, socks, etc.). His tip to use hiking sticks was finally very helpful. The tour was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Franky_Hermann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend hiked tongariro alpine crossing in small group with two guide. We didn't have any hiking equipment so we booked this trip and they had all we needed. The hike was incredible and so good organized. The lunch was also really good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mobile28686647390
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the immense privilege of walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Terry and Olivia! They were the most wonderful guides: extremely knowledgeable about the land, friendly and easy to chat with, and well-trained and prepared. We felt in safe hands the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nina L
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for those kind words Nina, it was a great day out.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad to have gone on the tongariro alpine crossing with Terry and Olivia. Everything was well organised from the moment I contacted them over email. They asked alot of questions from dietary requirements, alternative hikes and equipment.. We were blessed with a beautiful day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sueannteo
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I am a photographer who has traveled for the first time to New Zealand and was looking for someone who could spend a day leading my wife and I around this wonderful national park. With only one day to see this World Heritage site, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jerry G
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Kind words, thank you. All of the Tongariro Guided Walks staff absolutely love the place, now you know why!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

I am so glad that I booked the Tongariro Guided Walks because the weather on the midway became terrible. I am not very experienced on mountain hike and not sure the gears I took were suitable for Tongariro Alpine Crossing or not. So I decided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia C
Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

I am glad you took the positives out of what the weather threw at you that day. It just means that the mountain is still waiting here for you on another day. Do come back to NZ sometime and give it another go!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had with Terry and Olivia of Tongariro Guided Walks. Terry was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area, geology and plants. We had hoped to do the entire Tongariro Crossing but the weather did not cooperate so we only made it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for the great attitude regarding the weather and thanks for the kind words! Our sheltered walks are certainly little gems.

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Yesterday my husband and I took an amazing nature walk in the Tongariro National Park with Terry, our guide. Terry is a personable, highly trained, knowledgeable, skilled professional, who takes his guiding business very seriously. He projects his love of the outdoors and is keen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thanks for the kind words, my whole team really do love the place. We are glad you chose us to share your experience with.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Terry B, Owner at Tongariro Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

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

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dr_robbo
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
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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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