Exclusive Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

Enjoy the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing with an exclusive guide from Adrift Tongariro.  We guide the Tongariro Alpine Crossing all year and every day mother-nature allows us a safe and enjoyable passage. The route from Mangatepopo to Ketetahi is about 19 kms.

For our exclusive guided trips we provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly day you will never forget. Luckily the beautiful scenery does a lot of the work for us but we have tailored this trip so that group sizes are small, your guides are well informed and are able to provide you with an experience we ourselves would like to have. Your guide will also 'work behind the scenes' constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your Ketetahi personalized transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximize your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and know a few tricks about avoiding weather exposed or crowded areas.

Please CLICK HERE to view the full Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track Route.

Got any questions?  CLICK HERE to contact us. 

 

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

A reasonably good level of fitness is required. If you are concerned about your fitness please let your guide know before commencing the walk, as there are options we may be able to offer if your concerns come to fruition. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.

 

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.