Tongariro Alpine Crossing – One Way

$30.00 incl GST

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Full day
One way shuttle service
Tour Type:
Alpine hike

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle One Way Service

Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle one way service from Ketetahi carpark to Mangatepopo carpark. Enjoy the convenience of driving your own car to the track end! You’ll have the freedom to head home as soon as you have finished your hike. No need to wait for the next shuttle. ( Please note there is very limited parking and you may miss out on a park) You must arrive 30minutes prior to the departure time please to ensure a car park spotting is found. If you do we have a 9am and 10.30am return shuttle from National Park Village.

Our one way Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle service is a great option for those wanting extra time to soak up the views. With no set time schedule to meet, you are free to hike at your own pace, while knowing that your car is waiting for you at the finish.

The Crossing is regarded in the top 10 one day hikes in the world and is considered New Zealand’s best! Traversing two active volcanoes, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is situated in the world famous Tongariro National Park. A dual World Heritage Area.

When the weather is great, the track can get really hot, so sunblock is a must have. The weather however can be very changeable so dress accordingly and prepare for the worst. Make sure you pack some warm clothes and a waterproof jacket and if you are unsure of what you need in your backpack then have a look at what to take. Check out Mountain Forecast for the latest in weather news.

Preparation is key and a moderate degree of fitness is best. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is well marked and toilets are available enroute, but there is no fresh water available so take at least 1.5L per person. It is also important to take ALL of your rubbish out with you.

For more track information visit DoC.


Tongariro Crossing Shuttles

Our Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle one way service is ideal for those passing through the area. Park your vehicle at the end of the track (Ketetahi Road end) and catch our shuttle to the beginning. Then hike the Crossing back to your vehicle. Two shuttles depart each morning for maximum flexibility.

We are local to the Crossing area, so we monitor the weather closely and take advantage when it is better than expected. We do not cancel due to weather until the day itself.

There is limited parking at the Ketetahi Rd end, so plan carefully and consider our return shuttle option instead to be sure.

See the shuttle timetable for departure times.


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Tongariro Alpine Crossing – One Way

Rated 4.55 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$30.00 incl GST

Hike at your own speed without the concern of missing your shuttle at the end of the day. Our one way shuttle service puts you in control of your day, with the freedom to set your own pace.

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Additional information


Limited parking availability at Ketetahi now strictly enforced
No parking allowed at Mangatepopo end
Always weather dependant
Must be properly equipped
6-9 hours duration (individuals will vary)
Advanced booking advised

11 reviews for Tongariro Alpine Crossing – One Way

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maxime Dumont

    Hello, I booked for a shuttle on Wednesday, but I can’t do it Wednesday.. so I would like to cancel the reservation.
    Is it possible to ?
    Thanks a lot,

    • Ang Messenger

      booking is now cancelled and refunded. Thank you for booking us.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Oblanca

    Hello, we have booked shuttle bus for 3 people, but due to the weather we cannot do Tongarino Crossing today, so we need to cancel the reservation, is that possible? Thank you so much!

    • Ang Messenger

      yes that is fine you booking has already been refunded.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi, just made a one way booking. Can i please change to return. I will meet u national park village and pay the extra $10. Thanks, hayley

    • Ang Messenger

      yes you can. Is it for today?

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    No tomorrow.. as in the 1st Jan. I’ll prob park my car sat the backpackers or train station. The lady at the backpackers was most helpful. See u in a few hours. Thank you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    No tomorrow.. as in the 1st Jan. I’ll prob park my car at the backpackers or train station. The lady at the backpackers was most helpful. See u in a few hours. Thank you.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5


    Hey, I want to book an one way ticket. But I heard that the maximum parking time is 4 hours ? (At the parking area) Is this right ?

    • Ang Messenger

      Max parking limit is at the start of the track. Ketatahi road end is fine. Hope this helps.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5



    I want to book a one way shuttle for the 27th of January at 6am but I can’t find this time. I tried other dates until July but I can’t find the time departure at 6am. I can only choose 7 or 8am. Where can we book the 6am departure?
    Thank you very much

    • Ang Messenger

      The area you are in is the one way shuttle service. If you click on the return service you will have a full list.

  8. Rated 3 out of 5


    Hello, I’d like to book one way shuttle for 12th of February from END point (from Ketetahi carpark) to START point of the track (Mangatepopo carpark). In your timetable is stated, that from National park shuttles start as early as 6am, but by selecting pickup point “Katetahi Track end” there is only 7am & 8am options. In return shuttle table it is possible to select different pick up places and even 6am, but price somehow is different – 40 NZD.

    • Ang Messenger

      hello, one way is only 7am and 8am. the returns have selected pick up points and more departure times.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter K

    Hi – we would like to do the crossing after the morning rush has passed. Is there a chance you could take two hikers from Ketetahi to Mangatepopo carpark at 11AM (date TBC)? Many thanks, Pete

    • Ang Messenger

      sorry we are not the right people, try summit shuttles

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Salter

    Hi! This isn’t a review, but a query. We are travelling from England to New Zealand from 21 January, and we’ll be in the Tongariro vicinity on 2 and 3 February. Can we get a one-way shuttle on the day or must we pre-book?

    I also seem to be going backwards and forwards on your site. When I’ve written my query it says add a rating, and when I’ve added a rating it says add a review!

    • Ang Messenger

      Hi yes you can book at any time for the Tongariro Crossing one way even the night before. If you do book in advance we happy to move booking cancel booking at any stage

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clarissa Nguyen

    Hi, we got an awful sunburn and don’t think we can do the hike tomorrow morning anymore. Is it possible to get a refund? Thank you.

    • Ang Messenger

      Booking is cancelled and refunded.

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