Turangi, New Zealand

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clock-o8 to 10 hrs (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Trek across stark volcanic terrain on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. This independent day hike takes you past Mt Tongariro with an optional side trip to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe, located within the World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. You’re provided with a round-trip transfer, map and information sheet to prepare you for the 6- to 10-hour trek. Early morning shuttle service is available from your accommodation in Taupo or Turangi, or from the Base Camp or Ketetahi parking lots.
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing self-guided day hike
  • Trek through the volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park
  • Climb the Red Crater and descend to the Emerald Lakes
  • Map and information sheet provided
  • Includes shuttle service from hotels or parking lots, depending on option selected

Reviews

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s
, Apr 2018

Depending on the weather could be a bit hard, but it is really worth it.

S
, Mar 2018

This is just transportation but don't miss the transalpine crossing. It's a whipping! One thing is that I wish they were better prepared at the end parking lot with more buses as there was a huge wait.

M
, Feb 2018

No need to book this in advance as there are plenty of stuttle services around. Even the motel you come to in Turangi can book you up on the day you check in. Also you can have very flexible return pickup if you book through the hotel and so don't have rush down the mountain to catch the last return bus. It is a ripoff charge but we travellers have not been left with any choice if we want to go up the mountain.

K
, Jan 2018

The shuttle did exactly what they said they would do. Given that it seems difficult if not impossible to get to the start of the hike using your own car, this is a reasonablly priced service to facilitate the hike.

A
, Jan 2018

Well organised and efficient service. We booked the Ketetahi option, which means you get somewhere to park getting around 4h limit and a shuttle bus to the start of the walk, they include a map and a few words of wisdom. They do know the conditions and advised us against a later start which proved to be sound advice - so listen.
The walk itself offers excellent views and photo opportunities, the terrain is mixed and I'd say it's a medium to hard trek which could be much harder in bad weather conditions.
For me it would be 5-Stars apart from the fact the route was very busy at least on the day we were there and felt a little overcrowded.
Unusually for this type of walk there are toilets on-route - but remember to take your own paper.

K
, Jan 2018

My wife and I arrived slightly before 7am at the designated pick up point Ketetahi car park for the transport. However, we waited for more than 2 hours but were not picked up. Eventually, we had to make other transportation arrangements to get us to our planned starting point at Mangatepopo. We did not finish our hike at the time as planned but were close to 4 hours behind our original schedule. As a result, our evening engagements were all affected. This has caused us not just a lot of inconvenience but also a lot of money and time. It is totally unacceptable.

a
, Dec 2017

Quite a difficult walk when not trained. Actually not really difficult but really long: I needed 8h30 you can see some people saying I'm not sporty and did it in 6h30, I think they are lying about the not sporty part ahah.
Not really interesting when the weather is bad! low clouds hiding the mountains.

j
, Nov 2017

Pick up was on time we actually caught an earlier bus which was a huge bonus. The driver was great and the ride was safe and quick to the starting point. Pick up after the walk was disappointing as we waited 45 minutes and were exhausted so we just wanted to get to our vehicle. Looked like the company had several busses on the road so this was a bit surprising. A heads up that the finishing point of the walk is only a couple of KM's from where we were picked up, so if you wanted to walk it you certainly could back to your vehicle. The hike itself is fantastic and something you MUST do if visiting the area. Took us 6.5 hours at a relatively quick pace.

V
, Jun 2017

excellent trip, all worth it !!!

T
, Apr 2017

They picked up on time and the drop off too.


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