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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$ 21.60*
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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US$ 32.40*
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
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Tongariro Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Mother Nature Makes You Work but So Worth It!!

I've done quite a few of these day walks in New Zealand and I see why this one is top of the list. It's quits challenging with lots of steep climbs but it's very well trailed and... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've done quite a few of these day walks in New Zealand and I see why this one is top of the list. It's quits challenging with lots of steep climbs but it's very well trailed and marked. I had the perfect sunny weather so was quite lucky! You see it all -- volcano, craters, rock formations, lakes the color... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best walks that I have ever done. Really, after some hard work you always get present, which is in form of beautiful scenery. Scenery is changing all the time and is rewarding. However, trust me, never try to finish it when weather is bad, its not good and great experience would be change to misery. One more... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the Alpine Crossing on a perfect sunny day - conditions couldn't have been better! The walk takes between 6-8h and one shouldn't start later than 9am. I highly recommend leaving the car in Whakapapa and getting a transfer to the starting point (they will pick you up when you finish and take you back) as the car parks... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the review I wrote for the Adventure Lodge we were staying at in The National Park on the evening of Friday 14th April. We were up from Nelson to do the Tongariro Crossing to tick it off my husband’s “bucket List” Room was fine - breakfast was good Cannot say enough about how disappointed we were about being... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently did the crossing in March; choosing the best day we could find amongst some rainy days. And even though it was cloudy we were still afforded some stunning views and a few clear spells for photographs. It's advisable to get the earliest departure you can if opting for a shuttle and crack on without stopping at the first... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking the "Mountain Shuttle" from the parking lot, we took this trek back to our cars. Including a summit excursion of Mount Ngauruhoe, we walked 15.74 miles, with 4365 feet of elevation gain and it took us 8 hours and 55 minutes. Do not attempt this hike if you are not in good health or physical condition. Make sure... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a journey ! Our shuttle to the Crossing was cancelled because of weather the night we arrived we were told. We decided to head out anyway the next day as we checked the weather and it was cloudy but clear of rain. We ended up with a great hike - these were our stats as recorded on our iPhones... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 19km hike was one of the highlights of my trip to the North Island. It has everything; volcanoes, stunning views, greenery and finished off going through the forest! It starts off very Lord of the Ringsy through bog like area. The climb itself is so rewarding; the views at the top are just stunning, particularly overlooking the Emerald Lakes.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged for a shuttle from the finish point where we parked our car back to the start of the walk to allow us to finish in our own time without a shuttle deadline to meet. We had a perfect day for the walk so our additional wet weather gear was unnecessary weight. The first hour was not extremely strenuous... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no doubt about it that the scenery is stunning, and it's a totally fabulous walk with differing terrains and vistas. But from the moment you set off on the single-track route you are in a trail of people as far as the eye can see. If the person ahead is slower, it's hard to get past; if you dare... More 

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