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2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk provided by Adrift Tongariro

2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk

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₹ 7,296.40
2 adults
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  • You'll start at
    Tongariro National Park
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    Adrift Tongariro
    Stop: 2 hours
    This fantastic evening option is ideally suited for tour groups and individuals to maximise a travel day to or from Tongariro National Park. This walk is also great for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but have limited time or fitness for the more strenuous full day treks. This is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying this stunning time of day. The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours in amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes. We pick and choose the exact route to suit the level of ability for the group for example, if walking on a pathless track is too difficult, we can change the route to something easier. The route is selected from one of the following: We walk for approximately 60 – 80 minutes before selecting the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of New Zealand bubbles as we watch the sunset. The preferred route is the Taranaki Falls loop track, other route options are a return trip starting on the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track, return route out to sunset ridge or Meads Wall. Your guide will talk about the area with their local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. A memorable way to see the National Park with sunset lighting up a majestic Alpine setting.
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  • You'll end at
    Tongariro National Park
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tongariro National Park, Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional and qualified guide/s.
  • Equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance.
  • A glass of NZ bubbles
  • Live tour commentary provided in English.
  • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity if needed.
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages, bottled water, or snacks
  • Transport between accommodation and Adrift Tongariro base
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings. +64 7892 2751.
  • Tour starts and finishes at the Whakapapa Visitor Centre
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Our preferred route is the Taranaki Falls loop track. This starts in the Whakapapa Village and we ask clients to meet us at the Whakapapa Information Center. If you are unable to get to the Whakapapa information center then we can make arrangements to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour start times vary daily and will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times
  • Tour start times are 2 hours 15 mins prior to sunset and vary between 7:00pm Summer (1 October - 30 April) and 3:00pm Winter (1 May - 30 September)
  • Gear List: Water, outdoor shoes with grip, long walking pants, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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HelenMN wrote a review Feb 2020
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom54 contributions4 helpful votes
Our relatively short 2 and a half hour walk to the Taranaki Falls (aka Lotr, Gollum’s Pool) was comfortable and easy. Guided by Frank we learned about the terrain and many of the native plants lining our route... he was helpful and knowledgeable but didn’t bombard us with
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AdriftTongariro1, Front Office Manager at 2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for the 5 star review. We are glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the stunning sunset.
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Dawneen wrote a review Jun 2019
Beloit, Wisconsin191 contributions44 helpful votes
Stuart was our guide and led us on the Silica Falls walk. It isn't a loop hike so we positioned his car on one end and ours on the other. We enjoyed the walk and all the information about area, plants, and history. We then drove to a different location to watch the sun set
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Date of experience: April 2019
Ani P wrote a review Apr 2019
33 contributions5 helpful votes
Away from the maddening crowds, amazing 2 hour walk through the Tongariro National park. Knowledgeable guide, very good with kids - kept my 10 yr old engaged and interested. Flexible with timings up to a point and with good reason - we needed to be above the waterfall and with
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PhiljLichfield wrote a review Jan 2019
Lichfield181 contributions75 helpful votes
We cannot recommend this walk highly enough. This was a sunset walk to Tongariro Falls. Only a small group and the weather was lovely and clear. Walk was not overly taxing and the falls, along with a glass of bubbly watching the sunset were both great. Highlight for me was our
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Date of experience: October 2018
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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We had a wonderful trip with Hiro of Adrift. He was polite, obliging, super caring and so professional. Hiro went a
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Best guides ever
Stu took such good care of my parents who were in their late 70s. They had a wonderful time and were in safe hands.
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A fantastic Tongariro Crossing experience
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Tongariro Crossing
Thanks Adrift Tongariro for an excellent day on the mountain. Great to be able to tick this fabulous walk off the l
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A cracker of a day
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Total Value
This walk exceeded my expectations. I hadn't expected it to be so good. There was still plenty of snow up high on 2
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Awesome Adrift Crossing
September 20th I did the Tongariro Winter Crossing with Adrift. They were EPIC. All email and phone communication w
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Very very recommend! Great people that make this day so good ! The feeling and the atmosphere is one of the greate
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Just finished this crossing and I highly recommend adrift. Our guide Hiro was great, he kept the pace going but nev
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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