For those who want a little more try a full day Ruapehu Guided Walk. Mt. Ruapehu is the highest (2797m), of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007. Join us for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake. Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of New Zealand’s finest hikes, a 12-mile (19.4 kilometer) trail past eccentric volcanic terrain, electric green lakes, steam vents, and springs. More than 100,000 people make the trek annually, but not all of them travel with the convenience of shuttle transport. This round-trip shuttle from National Park Village takes you to the trailhead and picks you up when you’ve finished the hike—so you can savor the moment and relax on the return journey.
With the Milky Way at your fingertips and shooting stars streaming in the clarity that only the pre-dawn can achieve, come and see the sunrise at Red Crater and enjoy breakfast alfresco.Sunrise tours route taken often varies between the standard route to the standard route in reverse, and sometimes a route that takes us back to the start. The route picked is dependent on weather conditions time of year and your needs and ability. The sunrise route is the same route as the daytime tour but with one obvious exception ... NO CROWDS!
Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. For those who like a little challenge, we offer a private Mt. Ngauruhoe guided walk. The near perfect volcanic cone of Mt. Ngauruhoe entices many visitors to its summit. It is 2287m high and last erupted in 1975. This is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There are parts of the climb that are reasonably steep up to 33° (ropes are not required) however some section to feel slightly exposed. We follow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track up the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro (up to 2hr). Then we take a route that leads to the foot of a ridge near the centre of Mt. Ngauruhoe. We follow the rock ridge or on either side of the mountain directly up toward the summit.
The 12 mile (19 kilometer) Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered among the best day hikes in the world. Get the most out of it with a private guided hike. Your guide will know how to avoid the most crowded parts of the trail, and can cater to a range of fitness and experience levels. The weather is changeable on the mountain, and your guide will constantly check the conditions to keep you safe.
Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park on a full-day guided trek that explores a spectacular volcanic landscape. You'll cover 11.8 miles (19 km.) of trail as you pass volcanic craters, mountain springs, and vivid alpine lakes, with views across a range of active volcanoes. Traveling with a guide means you'll be fully prepared and equipped for the rugged terrain of Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's gorgeous under winter snows or summer wildflowers.
Home to serene lakes and powerful rivers cutting through the volcanic landscapes, New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park is widely considered the jewel in the North Island’s crown. Ideal for travellers short on time, this morning or afternoon half-day tour takes in some of the park’s most impressive features. Visit top natural attractions such as Taranaki Falls or the Whakapapanui River, and discover sites made famous in the Lord of the Rings movies.