Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Full day
Return shuttle service
Tour Type:
Alpine hike

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is amongst the best one day hikes in the world and is rated the #1 one day hike in New Zealand!

The track is 0pen for access all year round and can be hiked during both the winter and summer seasons. However, we highly recommend using the services of a qualified local guide to complete the crossing during the winter season. Not sure what pick up point to use: Our free car parking area in the summer months choose Ski/Biz/Car park as your pick up location. Ski Biz is located in National Park Village and is over looking the Volcanoes.You can purchase transport tickets and hire equipment or clothing/boots for the day.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 6-8 hour hike with some challenging climbs, but breathtaking views. It’s certainly worth the effort!

The track can be very hot on a sunny day so sunblock is a must! The weather is extremely changeable, so prepare well and ensure you have warm layers as well as a waterproof coat, should you need them. Unsure of the weather conditions for the day of your planned hike? Then see the live 5 day weather feed on our home page, or check out the Mountain Forecast.

A moderate degree of fitness is best. However, an early shuttle in the morning and late shuttle in the afternoon allows for ample time to get through comfortably. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is very well marked and there are toilet stops along the way. There are however no rubbish bins or fresh water supply, so it is important to pack lots of water and take ALL of your rubbish out with you.

For more track information visit DoC.

Tongariro Crossing Shuttles

We offer 5 departures daily to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Shuttles depart from 6 stops in National Park Village, including the new transport hub at the railway station. We can also collect from various spots on the way, such as the Mangahuia DoC camp ground if required. 5 return times daily gives you the ultimate in flexibility to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing at your own pace.

Why depart from Taupo at 5am when you can stay in National Park! We are just 60 minutes drive from Taupo and 30 minutes drive from Turangi, Ohakune and Taumarunui. Tongariro Crossing Shuttles are local to the crossing area, so we can monitor the weather first hand. If the weather is better than expected, we take advantage of that.

Leave your vehicle parked safely at your accommodation or the transport hub and let us do the driving for you.

See the shuttle timetable for departure and return times.


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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$40.00 incl GST

Great to see you're ready to book one of the most amazing days that you'll experience in this magnificent country. If you have any questions regarding the Crossing or our shuttle service, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Always weather dependant
Must be properly equipped
6-9 hours duration (individuals will vary)
Advanced booking advised

Return Shuttle

No need to book your return time, just jump on the first available shuttle
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm or 6pm

7 reviews for Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc Baumeister and Nicole Haller


    • Ang Messenger

      Hiking among our volcanoes is once in a lifetime experience very rewarding. Well done.

    • Ang Messenger

      Its wonderful to see you made it over our active volcanoes. Its an amazing hike and rewarding views.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephan Kisperth

    Stephan Kisperth

    • Ang Messenger

      Thank you for choosing to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with us. Its a wonderful hike glad you made it and had a great time.

    • Ang Messenger

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Its a fantastic hike which Im sure you know now!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Benedikt Frey

    Hi guys

    glad you are offering this service. We will stay at the Plateau Lodge 19th-21st December and on the 20th we would like to do the hike.
    Our Reservation No : 13249

    Looking forward

    • Ang Messenger

      Thank you we can book this on check in nice and simple. We always have seats. Hope this helps..

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chris Condon

    Thank you nice and simple

    • Ang Messenger

      May thanks for the kind comment.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Condon

    Nice and easy

  6. Rated 2 out of 5

    Mike Desi

    Very confusing to navigate this website service.

    • Ang Messenger

      Cheers for the feedback

  7. Rated 5 out of 5



    • Ang Messenger


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