Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and then diverts over Mt Tongariro. Mt Tongariro is not a single volcano, but a complex of craters that have been active at different periods. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes. 

We want to provide our clients with a really personal, informative and friendly day they 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.

 

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We guide the Tongariro Alpine Crossing all year and every day mother-nature allows us a safe and enjoyable passage. 

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 they may be able to offer if your concerns come to fruition. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required. 

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

Got any questions?  CLICK HERE to contact us. 

  

Price Includes

Guide/s, return accommodation transfers from the Adrift base, lunch, all equipment required 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. 
  • Please enquire for pick-ups and cost to [email protected]: Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune and Whakapapa Village.
  • 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. Lunch is provided.

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. Lunch is provided.

 

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.