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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 892 3729
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Must do adventure. Start early to give yourself time to finish. We took six hours. The last part is boring down slope so recommend to go back to finish after going to tongoriro... read more

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Must do adventure. Start early to give yourself time to finish. We took six hours. The last part is boring down slope so recommend to go back to finish after going to tongoriro summit. That way you will not have transport issues. You can use your car else you pay 💲35 for shuttle. Carry water in good quantity.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I did the crossing with some friends. We started around 9 am and arrived around 15pm, making sure to take lots of stops for pictures, snacks and lunch. The crossing is beautifuly breathtaking! The whole time I was wishing it would not end! The volcan is impressive and all the lakes an incredible blue. I wouls recommend good shoes, warm... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This will be a long one so settle in. Summary - its fantastic, do it, if you can. Fitness: Hubby and I walk around 5kms most days, and I'm a runner. We're in our mid 40s and we are also very much stop, look, appreciate, photograph, absorb people, especially in natural environments. All up including a lunch break we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared, Be aware, Be equipped. Seek the 5 Outdoor Safety Codes of New Zealand. TIP: Organise your transport before attempting. Best NZ One Day Trek!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great scenery and a lovely walk. tour guide not needed. you will need to get a lift (there are shuttles) from your car to the start of the walk takes 5-7 hours

Thank AdamP03
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views all the way!!! You can see desert, snowy mountains, rocky terrains, thermal pools, winding roads, lush green forest, bush walk...etc. Good stamina is required though, just because its a day walk doesn't mean it's easy. For an infrequent hiker, this walk is a big ask!!! It's a 7 hour walk and I took 8 hours to finish. Managed... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a guided walk with Walking Legends and both the walk and the guides were amazing. The trip is quite strenuous, for its 12 mile length and for all the steps in the first section, but it is absolutely worth it. You get amazing views of the surrounding alpine environment and up close to amazing colored glacier lakes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great day out if you enjoy tough walks with amazing scenery. Pack some water, food and sun cream and you'll be ready for it. Also, wear good footwear as opposed to canvas shoes as we seen a few people wearing. Well worth it!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had almost perfect weather for this walk. We had good company on different sections. We took the good advice of our shuttle driver from Adventure motel who supplied a good packed lunch and snacks as well as enough drinking water. We had also done a little training, just to make sure we enjoyed it all the way to the... More 

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Porto Ronco, Ticino, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done it about 5 years ago and I had a wonderful experience. I crossed it with some mates, it took us about 8hours to go on the other side. I will be back next year and I definitely do it again!

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