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.
Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. Your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and avoid weather-exposed sections.
For those who like a manageable challenge, we offer a full day private Ruapehu Guided hike. 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.