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Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 881 attractions in North Island
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Walking
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We did it on 26th March 2014. The morning is very cold, and we booked our shuttle with Tongariro Expeditions, which picked us up directly from Tongariro holiday park. We are glad that the morning clouds started to clear by late morning, giving us clear blue sky with stunning views that we couldn't possibly had seen if we had not... More

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Orewa, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My friends & I did this on the 22nd March 2014 & the views were absolutely FANTASTIC! We had the most amazing weather & couldn't have asked for a better day. As someone who loves taking photos as a hobby it was perfect for epic mountain photos - although I think fitness wise we were a little under prepared! We... More

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Canberra
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have glorious sunny morning when we did one day walk at Tongariro. We stayed at Taupo and caught the Tongariro expeditions bus to the start of the walk. It took about an hour-ish to get to the bottom of mt Ngauruhoe. If you decided to climb mt Ngauruhoe, check the weather and start before 9.15am. You... More

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Started from Whakapapa Holiday Village using ROAM for drop off and pick up for a cost of $35NZ. Left the village at 7.00 am and commenced the walk about half hour later. The walk is not for the faint hearted and requires a good level of fitness, but is worth every bit of the effort. I found that for me... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The views were by far amazing. Nothing could better describe it than the pictures themselves. Did the day trek from early in the morning and finishing mid/late afternoon without doing too many side treks off the main trek. Bring warm clothing as the morning is freezing. Gets warmer in the afternoon if you're ending at the foresty side. Can be... More

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Cambridge, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

too busy, too many idiots wandering along in sandels. this is serious mountain country and needs treating with respect. great diversity in scenery though.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I initially had mixed feelings about this hike because of some of the reviews, but I am so so so glad I did it -- it was the highlight of my trip. I had fantastic weather that day (kept tabs through the metservice website) which definitely made it better. I didn't have a car so I used the Tongariro Expeditions... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have Hiked a number of trails Though New Zealand, this is arguably the best one day hike in NZ. Sadly for it was overcast all day... What a great reason to go back with my camera gear. Located within New Zealand's oldest national park and a World Heritage Area, Unique land forms of Volcanic Peaks such as Ngauruhoe, Tongariro... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you have the chance and you're in good health definitely do this hike. They haven't changed the name to 'Alpine Crossing' without a reason. The day we did the hike a lot of snow had fallen, it was quit the climb but so worth it. What a trip, amazing scenery. If you're into vulcano's, beautiful views and adventures you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Fantastic and especially amazing if you can pick the right weather, which is not always possible when on a tourist schedule. Only do if you have reasonable fitness as several of the steep climbs will challenge you otherwise and take a lot of the enjoyment out. Fit, it is easily achievable in 6 hours without side trips. Unfit, you will... More

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