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Address: Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800828763
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Activities: Walking, Hiking

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A highlight of the trip!

We had to wait 4 days to get the correct weather conditions to do the crossing but it was 100% worth the wait. Some of the best views we saw whilst being in New Zealand! Because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had to wait 4 days to get the correct weather conditions to do the crossing but it was 100% worth the wait. Some of the best views we saw whilst being in New Zealand! Because of the temperamental weather we were in Rotorua when we finally got the go ahead. A company called HotBus do a service from Rotorua... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was the longest hike I have undertaken so far and this has definitely sparked my appetite for trips like this. Well worth the time and energy spent getting to the other side, especially rewarding if you are doing this with a bunch of friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went with my partner in autumn season, and was perfect! Weather was amazing, not crowded at all, we got a lot of sun and snow at the top and mist coming down! Was an amazing experience!

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Canberra, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went up in perfect weather on Waitangi Day - what a crowd! And yet, even with those conditions it was one of the best day walks that I have ever had the pleasure of undertaking. Spectacular scenery and an array of side trips, and you certainly feel fit and satisfied by the end. Full description and photos https://wordsandwilds.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/crowded-house-on-the-tongariro-alpine-crossing/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience you do feel like you on the top of the world. Be prepared to be blown away be the amazing scenery too! Remember to pack for all types of weather as it can change in an instant!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My gal pal and I recently did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Tuesday, April 21 2015. It was hands down one of the best hikes ever, and I hike a lot in Oregon and Washington. We stayed at a place called Chateau Tongariro, we found a great deal through Expedia or one of those businesses. We stayed for two nights.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing!!! Advice if you are choosing to do the Tongariro crossing and are thinking of using the shuttle bus in the national park: try to make friends with another driver where you stay the night before so in the morning you can drive to finish point and leave one car, then drive to start. If you are a moderate to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It has everything from mountains to valleys to forests to lake views and beyond. The tongariro crossing was amazing from start to finish and a highly recommended thing from my point of view!!! We climbed mount doom on the way, all in all taking 10 hours! My doom takes ~1.5-2 to climb and 0.5-1 to decent.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A long walk, a big climb - but all worthwhile. Walked it at a leisurely pace - took me 6.5 hours (Wife walked/jogged it in 4) Take the right gear with you - makes all the difference.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Hiking the crossing is a must do if in the area. I never realized how beautiful a volcanic area could be. You do need to be reasonably fit as this is an all day hike with many inclines and declines. No need for a tour guide as you just follow the path or the other hikers. The weather did change... More 

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