National Park Shuttles
National Park Shuttles
4.5
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Organising your transport quickly and conveniently online makes it easier for you to plan your trek to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. National Park Shuttles will ensure your journey with us is safe and reliable. We are committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible.
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  • mathewsgina3
    Henderson, Nevada3 contributions
    I booked the day before my hike
    This seemed super easy. I've hiked the Tongariro before in 2016, but we had two cars. So this was my first time using a shuttle service. We booked it the day before. I was a little nervous because rules had changed since 2016 and I wasn't sure if the process would be difficult. We really hadn't planned this part much except that we wanted to do it. We pulled up to the parking lot, checked in, were told where to park and where to grab our shuttle. It seemed all the shuttle services kind of worked together so we walked over, got on a shuttle, and were taken to our trailhead. Super easy, no stress!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Chris M
    2 contributions
    Great way to walk the track.
    Easy to organise and book. There are actually lots of shuttles, so even though we had a booked time, we arrived a bit earier and got on a shuttle a bit earlier. We were lucky to get great weather and had an amazing walk.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 December 2022
  • milfordpilot
    14 contributions
    Good service
    We used National Park Shuttles one way to Ketetahi to start of the TAC. Booking was easy and efficient, as was the process on the day. We booked on the 7:00am departure and were on the track walking by 7:15!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2023
  • LX2
    10 contributions
    On time, safety focussed, knowledgeable about the trail
    The shuttle was right on time The driver/guide team were very knowledgeable about the trail, had great advice and tips. They were VERY safety focussed, ensuring everyone knew what to expect. I was impressed that they told us if anyone could not complete the trail, they can turn back to the beginning and call them, they’ll pick you up.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 January 2023
  • Carol Jean S
    6 contributions
    Great experience, trustworthy
    Easy instructions to follow to get to the car park, good communication. Shuttle operated on time. We even got a Maori blessing on the bus on the way to our hike, which helped us start off on the right foot.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 9 February 2023
  • ReggieLombard
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates255 contributions
    Great way to get to Tongariro pass hike
    Best way to do the Tongariro alpine pass so you only have to walk one way. Buses leave promptly and check in is easy. Had crazy Tracey as driver who gave a hunour filled chat about the hike and some useful tips on how to descend
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 March 2023
  • GuiGUK
    Torquay, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Excellent level of service
    Very smooth transfer and on time. Our driver also gave us some great facts about the area on the way there too. We also had to rearrange the shuttle very last minute due to weather being bad on our proposed date and this was so efficiently managed by the National Park Shuttles team. Would definitely recommend and would certainly use again if back.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Hayden D
    1 contribution
    Efficient and friendly service.
    Very efficient and friendly service. Well sign posted directions to the carpark with friendly staff greeting you on arrival and great driver. Parking location feels very secure and its great to be able to walk straight across the road at the end of the track to your car.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
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Jonathan S
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
I used National Park Services to get to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. They couldn’t be more helpful when I phoned them and everything on the day was clear and smooth.
Written 27 November 2023
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Matteo N
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Everything was pretty straight forward, we arrived in the morning park the van and jumped on the shuttle. Walk was absolutely beautiful.
Written 12 November 2023
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Alice S
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Easy and convenient service. Shuttle driver was great and had some interesting facts for us on the way. Would recommend and use again.
Written 30 April 2023
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Jen M
San Tan Valley, AZ49 contributions
Apr 2023
Shuttle right on time. Knowledgeable and nice driver. Gave great instructions for pick up after hike. Pick up right on time. Bus clean.
Written 29 April 2023
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Hayden D
1 contribution
Apr 2023
Very efficient and friendly service. Well sign posted directions to the carpark with friendly staff greeting you on arrival and great driver.
Parking location feels very secure and its great to be able to walk straight across the road at the end of the track to your car.
Written 17 April 2023
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John B
Liverpool, UK9 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had a great experience with National Park shuttles.

There where clear instructions in the email about where the carpark is.

Checking in was seamless and then the drivers made sure we got onto a shuttle. All the shuttles seemed in great shape and safe.

The driver gave us some excellent local knowledge and a blessing on the way.

Iv got no complaints and would happily use again.
Written 16 April 2023
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Shirley D
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
Very efficient, friendly and flexible. We changed our booking time easily, directions were excellent, check in was simple and bus left as soon as everyone was ready.
Written 15 April 2023
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GuiGUK
Torquay, UK7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very smooth transfer and on time. Our driver also gave us some great facts about the area on the way there too.

We also had to rearrange the shuttle very last minute due to weather being bad on our proposed date and this was so efficiently managed by the National Park Shuttles team.

Would definitely recommend and would certainly use again if back.
Written 31 March 2023
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Mike A
1 contribution
Mar 2023
Well organised and very efficient service. Driver was very cheerful and keen to help as was the lady who checked us in and put us on the earlier shuttle.
Written 27 March 2023
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Moritz2906
Düsseldorf25 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Friendly and welcoming staff, everything went fine. There was a delay at the car park but they quickly provided a solution and got us to the trailhead. We booked the one way trip and decided to walk back from ketetahi trail end to the car park which is an additional 10 minute but you are not dependent on the return bus schedule.
Written 25 March 2023
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