2 Hour Sunset Guided Walks

This fantastic evening option is ideally suited to maximize an allocated travel day to or from Tongariro, or for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but are not keen on the more strenuous full day treks while experiencing Tongariro National Park at this stunning time of day. 

The two hour Sunset Walk is perfect for tour groups and individuals who arrive mid to late afternoon into the area and who are departing the following morning.

The walk is quite an easy grade track on Mt Ruapehu. We start by picking you up at the Adrift base and drive up the Whakapapa road to a height of 1500m on Ruapehu, we then head out walking for 1 hours 45mins on the "round the mountain track" in twilight. Following this we drive up the mountain road and position ourselves for the best possible view to watch the sunset where we can sit, relax and watch the sun setting over Mt Taranaki 140kms to the west, whilst indulging in one of NZ's fine wines. Your guide will talk about the area with his local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. A stunning time of day with great sunset
lighting in a majestic Alpine setting.

If walking on an pathless track is too much for you then we can change the route to something easier.

Got any questions?  CLICK HERE to contact us. 

Price includes

Guide/s, return transport from the Adrift base, a glass of NZ sparkling wine, all equipment required and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need up to a $40 free allowance ($10 per item). 

Pick up / Drop Off

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Base. 

Times vary as the year goes on in accordance with the changing sunset times. 


Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 7:00pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 9:00pm  Summer 7:00pm, Winter 4:30pm 


 Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 4:30:00pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 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.

Gear List 

Outdoor shoes with grip, walking longs, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.


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.