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Address: Tongariro National Park | Whakapapa Village, State Highway 48, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand
Phone Number: 78923729
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Activities: Hiking, Walking

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For sure in the top 5 things I ve ever done. We walked for 8 hours (including stops at toilets, lunch, break for pics...) and it was simply amazing. A good thing is to check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

For sure in the top 5 things I ve ever done. We walked for 8 hours (including stops at toilets, lunch, break for pics...) and it was simply amazing. A good thing is to check always the weather conditions before you go to make sure you will be able to see perfectly the view from the top.we were extremely lucky... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I say this was average because the weather really obstructed the views. Lots of walking involved, expect 5 hours of walking minimum. Wear good foot wear, dress for quickly changing weather conditions, stay safe. This is an alpine walk at high altitudes, but not so high you need good experience and equipment, just physical fitness and stamina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had all the best bits. A super cold day with ice and snow on the track but blue sky and not a hint of cloud the whole day. We did the crossing with guides - picked up early from Tui Lodge B & B in Turangi and geared up with super comfortable boots + ice picks, helmets and crampons.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to see some good geothermal geology, with emerald lakes steaming vents, but we found there were too many people on the trail for us. We took a side trip up to one of the peaks and that was less populous. If you are fit you will have plenty of time because the estimates are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This hike is awesome and totally worth doing (at least the part we did). We did an out-and-back hike, first night just in to Mantegepopo Hut from the close carpark, then stayed at Oturere and then out. This had the benefits of giving us two cracks at Mt. Ngauruhoe and avoiding a shuttle. Even with two days, we still didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't be surprised if the tourist board stop you.High winds stopped us, we planned this into to NZ visit and waited two days but the weather window was against us. sorry would love to have done it and committed on the experience. be warned weather may scupper your plans

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We did this hike in the middle of February, New Zealand's summer. We were dropped off and began. First, you should know you will not be alone, you will definitely see people on your way. For me, it was fine; hikes that are too solitary get me a little nervous about safety. The first part of the hike is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

definitely a must do in the North Island, beautiful sights along the way. 4 washroom stops in good locations. easy to do alone with no guide. Mt Doom is worth the climb, the view up there is just fantastic. lots of people along the way so its hard to get lost. about 8 - 10 hours and bring lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Let me start by saying that we are from Colorado and have done numerous "14ers", seen amazing views, and overcome some formidable obstacles while hiking. But, according to my husband, who has done more of these than me, this Tongariro Crossing is, and I quote, Best. Hike.Ever!!! It's amazing! The views! The volcanoes! The landscape! It's all so worth every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This walk was challenging but completely worth it. The view from the top was the best i have ever seen. Definitely advise wearing a few layers as the weather changed drastically for each different part

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Address: Tongariro National Park | Whakapapa Village, State Highway 48, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand
Phone Number: 78923729
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island

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