• Location: Turangi, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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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

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike

Emerald Lakes

Customer Reviews

Victor Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

excellent trip, all worth it !!!

Terence D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

They picked up on time and the drop off too.

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was an excellent trip. Transport pick-up worked perfectly. The walk itself was wonderful, with a view into the volcanic crater itself as well as the spectacular volcanic scenery and lakes.

Sabrina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The shuttle from Taupo was very well-organised and punctual. I appreciated the possibility to hire some warmer clothes for my hike.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Did everything it said on the tin with no hassle. Basically a pickup and drop off service so not much to say but was run efficiently and correctly with no issues at all.

Jeffrey Esper United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The hike is 19 km long. The down hill portion seems to last forever. The views from the top are amazing and beautiful. Worth the hike. Recommend gloves and stocking hat for top of mountain. Can be very windy and cold. The shuttle was great.

Christopher R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great transport option. I was picked up on time from Taupo. The weather wasn't very good that day, so they started picking people up earlier than scheduled and continued with each bus leaving as it filled up. They were also very helpful on the phone when I called to change the date I wanted to do the hike.

Terence D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Picked up on time and the bus was available on the return immediately.

Dawn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very Sadly our trip on this was cancelled due to bad weather. We did however drive to the village of Waikiki and walked for about two hours along beautiful trails to the falls, then had afternoon tea on our return. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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