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Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 923 Attractions in North Island
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

actually we didn't cross tongariro, but went up and down the same way ( from the south ). it took us 4 hours to go up and another three hours to return to the parking area. we have been happy that we made it, but it was a great experience. we had good luck, because the weather was not good... More

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Auckland New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Please read this, it happens a LOT, too often This guy, in the attached photo, missed out on winning his Darwin Award this weekend...... by an ultra slim margin. - he should be dead. We found him on the Tongariro crossing, he attempted it in Jandals (also called Thongs, Flip Flops), the jacket in the photo and jeans. He lost... More

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Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arrived into Taupo to be advised that the Crossing had been shut for a few days due to terrible weather and that we wouldn't be able to walk the following day . . . Found that there was a second company, based at National Park down at Whakapapa Village and rang them . . . BINGO, they were going. http://www.adriftnz.co.nz/tongariro-national-park-walks/... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Touted as the best day trek in NZ, it's easy to understand why. There is just so much to see within the eight hours trek - Mt Doom, Emerald Lakes, boulders, snow, sleet and all it's just so beautiful. This is a walk that EVERYBODY in who's been to NZ has to do!! It's also a very manageable walk but... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As others have said, it's best to start the trek early in the morning to avoid the crowds and it means you can do the devils staircase while it's still relatively cool. The climb up was challenging but doable and I managed to complete the hike in around 6 hours. The views are absolutely incredible and well worth the climb.... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really recommend starting the trek as early in the day as possible when it is quiet and before the crowds arrive. Also iif the weather is good this means you're doing the climb before the sun gets really intense. I arranged transport through Discovery Lodge (see separate review) as they have the first bus to the start and you arrive... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The views are amazing and is definetly the best one day trek you can find. It is a 19Kms walk and we did it just under 8hrs. It is physically challanging but you will love it when you complete it. If you are driving there drive in early there are limited carparks.

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Carcans, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in New-Zealand. Even in winter time by minus 5 degrees, it was gorgeous. The views are amazing, the colours are incredible. Between the volcanoes themselbes, the emerald lakes, the blue lake and the Mount Taranaki in the far by good weather, be sure that your eyes will be wide opened... More

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gold coast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved being in the mountain terrain, in winter it was breathtaking. Suits all ages up to the soda falls then gets into the serious stuff thereafter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Here follows a copy of a email I sent to the company "Tongariro Expeditions". They didn't take us to all the track they promised, that was 19 km. We did just 6. I did the tour on 8th July, 2014. Hi, My name is Juliane and I went to a tongariro expedition yesterday. I was very excited about to see... More

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