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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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US$ 19.98*
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great track with majestic views. Do it if you are in the area - it is an unforgettable experience. Check the weather before you go, dont take unnecessary risks, gear up accordingly and have at least 2 ltrs of water per person...More

1  Thank fanga607
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Trek in June 7th. Stayed at the National Park Tavern. Did not notice that nearly all TAC shuttles do not operate during this winter time. So its important to make sure you have your own car. I was fortunate because the owner of National Park...More

Thank David_TanPuchong
Reviewed 6 June 2017

It's difficult to pick a highlight from a 7 week trip of North and South Islands but this is definitely up there. After the walk up over the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe & Mt Tongariro through amazing volcanic terrain you are rewarded with the spectacle...More

1  Thank suzefur
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

If you are a big fan of Lord of the ring this is exactly what you have to do in here. The beginning it's difficult but at the end you will be amazed by the view at pretty lakes with clear water!!

1  Thank Adele x
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Prepare to pack your hiking boots for this trek. An excellent day hike that took us just under 7 hours to complete. For me it was much harder than I expected, but the feeling of accomplishment when I had completed it was amazing! And just...More

1  Thank breejm
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing views, walking through clouds, magical blue and green circle shaped lakes.. 👌 I don't work out or do things like this often it was quite a challenge but definitely worth it now I can say I've done the tongariro crossing 😂 woooo!

Thank Katarina T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I waited in rainy Ohakune for 3 days before the sun decided to come out and I think a lot of people were doing something similar as it was extremely busy - particularly by the Red Crater and Emerald Lakes HOWEVER don't be put off...More

Thank 351dannyw
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This was harder than I expected and WAY more amazing than I expected. I'd love to do it again. The advice I have is that it's always cold at the summit, so bring some tissue for a cold-induced runny nose. :)

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic one day hike, here are a few things to think about: 1. It's demanding in places, especially climbing over the ridge where there are ropes to help you up and steady you. You need a reasonable level of fitness to complete...More

3  Thank goldilocks_in_auck
Reviewed 16 May 2017

about 6K elevation gain and loss, an active volcano, mineral colored lakes, views for 50 miles on a nice day, like 12 miles, 18 kilos or so of walking, and all things that make New Zealand one of the most beautiful places we've ever been....More

Thank Mike21NJ7
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14 July 2017|
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Response from lgallagher22 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely doable. We did this when on tour for the Lions rugby. Drove up in the evening, walked the crossing and drove back the next day
Nina N
12 May 2017|
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Response from docgovtnz | Property representative |
Conditions on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing can change rapidly during the autumn and we are unable to say whether there will be snow on the track when you visit. We recommend you call the Department of Conservation Visitor... More
David L
4 May 2017|
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Response from docgovtnz | Property representative |
We would not recommend starting the Tongariro Alpine Crossing that late in the day. You could instead head to Whakapapa Village and visit one of the shorter walks for the afternoon (eg. Taranaki Falls, Ridge Track, Silica... More