Exclusive Mt Ngauruhoe Guided Walk

For those who want a little more try a full day Mt Ngauruhoe Guided Walk....

The near perfect volcanic cone of Mt Ngauruhoe entices many visitors to its summit. It is 2287 m high and last erupted in 1975.

We follow the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track up the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro (up to 2 hr). Then we take a route that leads to the foot of a ridge near the centre of Mt Ngauruhoe. We follow the rock ridge or on either side of the mountain directly up toward the summit.  Beyond the ridge, cross over the band of red rock to reach the outer crater gully.  From here we climb to the highest point on the outer crater rim (to the left) or to the top of the inner crater rim (to the right). There are steam vents on the outer rim.  We then descend via the red scoria, then on the loose scree to either side of the ridge.  Lots of fun!

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Price Includes

Exclusive Guide/s, return transport from the Adrift base, lunch, all equipment required (including crampons and ice axes for winter) and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need up to a $40 free allowance ($10 per item). 

Accommodation Transfers: Pick up / Drop off

Summer 

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Base: Pick up 8:00am / Drop off 5:30pm

Whakapapa Village: Pick up 8:30am / Drop off 5:30pm 

Turangi: Pick up 7:15am / Drop off 5:45pm  

Ohakune: Pick up 7:30am / Drop off 6:00pm 

Taupo CBD: Pick up 6:30am / Drop off 6:30pm

Winter

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift base: Pick up 7:00am / Drop off 5:30pm

Turangi: Pick up 6:40am / Drop off 6:00pm

Taupo CBD: Pick up 6:00am / Drop off 6:30pm 

  • All times are approximate

  • Summer 1 October - 30 April, Winter 1 May - 30 September

  • Pick up and drop off from Adrift base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) is included in the price. All other transfers an additional charge applies. 

  • We do not offer Whakapapa Village and Ohakune accommodation transfers in winter.

  • All accommodation transfers require a minimum of 2 people.

 

Gear List 

Summer 

Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.   

Winter

Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves. 

 

Fitness and Experience

Good fitness is required to climb Mt Ngauruhoe. It is steep with a rugged loose rock surface.
During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ices axes are required and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly.

 

How To Make a Booking

Before making a booking, read all the terms & conditions

There are three ways to make a booking. Please choose the option that best suits you.

  1. Book on-line with the Book-it button shown on each web page. Follow the simple instructions. 
  2. By telephone for personal service. A credit card number will be required to confirm your booking. 
  3. By email. Please email at least 3 days prior to your trip date. A credit card number will be required to confirm your booking. 

Clients will need to contact Adrift between 5:30-7:30pm the night prior to the trip departure. Adrift will then advise on weather conditions for the next day and confirm meeting places and times.