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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: Walking, Hiking

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Awesome hike, a must do

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Believe the hype! This is one of the best one-day walks in the world. Even though the first half of our trek was dogged by low cloud and high winds, it was still amazing. After reaching the main peaks the mist and cloud cleared, revealing great views and lakes variously coloured yellow, green and blue as well as volcanic features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This walk was truly one of the most incredible things I've ever done. It is physically challenging, which makes the views all the more special when you reach the top. I would recommend a side trip to the summit for anyone who has the time, an amazing place to sit and take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of New Zealand. This was amazing and is well worth doing. The views at the top of the colorful blue and green volcanic lakes are just fantastic. I thought it was annoying that it's a one way hike as in you start in one car park and end up at another but it doesn't actually have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a trail that is not to be missed. Best in the summer months due to it getting really cold and windy over the winter. Be prepared for all seasons, take plenty of water and good tramping boots/shoes. You have to be reasonably fit to do this. I walked it with friends in 6 hours, at a good pace.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Like many other reviewers we waited for a clear day, spending 3 or 4 days doing other things in the area then took on the crossing. If you are moderately fit and used to walking, this is a relatively easy day walk. The locals told us the crossing was quiet in May, even so, our shuttle bus was full and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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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Address: 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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