Often described as the best one-day hike in New Zealand, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 6-8 hour challenging grade hike over Mt Tongariro.
Lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an unforgettable walking journey.
Tongariro Expeditions is a transport and hiking company providing services to prepare you for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It offers the opportunity to experience some of the park’s most scenic, volcanically active areas. We pick up from Taupo, Turangi, Base Camp and Ketetahi.
$ 45.00 per person
Pick up: 6:30 am – 7:30 am & 8:30 am
The Ketetahi car park option is when you park your car at the end of the track (Ketetahi car park) in the morning and we take you one way to the beginning of the track (Mangatepopo car park).
This way you are hiking your way back to your car. No need to rush for or wait for a bus at the end of the day as your car is right there waiting for you. We offer security guards in the summer months.
$ 120.00 per person return shuttle
Pick up: 5:15 am
This option is a return shuttle. We will pick you up from your Taupo accommodation or the i-site in the morning and take you to the start of the track. We will give you a map and information sheet.
In the afternoon, we pick you up from the end of the track and take you back to your pick-up location. Pick-up time may vary, so you confirm this when you call the day before to check the weather.
$ 50.00 per person return shuttle
Pick up: 6:30 am
Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather, and conditions can change quickly. All walkers must carry the essentials for their journey across.
As with any alpine environment, the weather can change suddenly, and conditions can become extreme.
To ensure your safety, please be prepared for any weather conditions changes – Dress appropriately.