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Private Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Walk provided by Adrift Tongariro

Private Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Walk

Private Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Walk
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About
Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. Your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and avoid weather-exposed sections. For those who like a manageable challenge, we offer a full day private Ruapehu Guided hike. Mt. Ruapehu is the highest (2797m) of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007. Join us for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake. Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 54431P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
  • Round-trip shared transfer from the Adrift Tongariro base
  • Lunch
  • All equipment, boots and clothing needed to ensure that you are safe and comfortable.
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Transport from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune, National Park & Whakapapa Villages available at a surcharge
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 53 Carroll Street, National Park 3989, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Transfers from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune and Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge. All transfers require a minimum of 2 people. We do not offer Ohakune transfers in winter.
  • Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
  • This walk requires a good level of fitness. The terrain is uneven and steep in places. It is possible to take the walk as far as Knoll Ridge Cafe if you are concerned about your fitness.
  • During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ices axes are required and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly.
  • Summer Gear List: Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.
  • Winter Gear List: Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
  • Round-trip shared transfer from the Adrift Tongariro base
  • Lunch
  • All equipment, boots and clothing needed to ensure that you are safe and comfortable.
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Transport from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune, National Park & Whakapapa Villages available at a surcharge
Departure details
  • 53 Carroll Street, National Park 3989, New Zealand
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Transfers from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune and Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge. All transfers require a minimum of 2 people. We do not offer Ohakune transfers in winter.
  • Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
  • This walk requires a good level of fitness. The terrain is uneven and steep in places. It is possible to take the walk as far as Knoll Ridge Cafe if you are concerned about your fitness.
  • During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ices axes are required and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly.
  • Summer Gear List: Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.
  • Winter Gear List: Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    53 Carroll Street
    53 Carroll Street, National Park 3989, New Zealand
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    Mt Ruapehu
    Stop: 8 hours
    Mt. Ruapehu is the highest (2797m) of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007. Join us for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Professional , organised, and well equiped outfit
Jul 2021
If you do think you don't need a guide please read the following: Solo alpine hiking is not recommended so I booked my trip with Adrift e few months in advance. This gave me enough the time to prepare myself for a full days hike/climb. Although I'm not foreign to long hikes and tough terrain but on this hike it was all different. Stu and Hiro were the guides for that day and had everything well prepared and organised. Everything went well up till moment I got confronted with an underlying issue that I wasn't aware off despite my fitness level it literally brought me to my knees. Stu made a good judgement and assessment of the situation. In a calm and professional manner the decision was made that I went down with Hiro. Stu kept in contact during this descent till the point he knew I made it safely back to the car. All I can say I can't thank these guys enough. They know what they are doing and will do everything to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. I can highly recommend Adrift
Written August 5, 2021
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By: Adrift Tongariro
321leigha
321leigha
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Stunningly Beautiful
Absolutely amazing! Would rate this 10 if I could. Our Guide Stewart was great - knowledgeable, great sense of h
Gradonka
Gradonka
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AmazIng day
Awesome experienced, led by knowledgeable and friendly folks who genuinely love the Mountain and what they do.
Naomihia
Naomihia
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Amazing would love to do in the summer
The snowy views were amazing! And I would highly recommend the guided tour for any beginner with adrift you will ha
matthewf610
matthewf610
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Great guided trek to Mt Ruapehu crater lake
Great guided trek. I was a solo trekker in a group who were lovely. Stu and Hiro were great guides, very personable
Andy C
Andy C
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Book through someone else, they tried very hard to cheat us of a refund on tour they cancelled
Scam artists, book with someone else. We got an email 2 days before our tour asking us to move to a day later but
Tere668
Tere668
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A 'must do'
My friend and I just completed the guided Tongariro Crossing during this winter season. I must say it was a spectac
richarddematos
richarddematos
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Stunning experience
Adrift Tongariro is a professional outfit and I would highly recommend the service to any novice attempting to do t
Sue33362
Sue33362
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Best walk ever!
This was the best guided walk I have done. Great landscape, beautiful vistas and an excellent guide. The people at
Ellen X
Ellen X
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Horrible weather but still good experience
Very professional support for my friends and I who did the crossing for the very first time, particularly in a rain
customermy66kql62021
customermy66kql62021
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Great walk
Had a great walk with our guide Justin who was friendly and informative . A really enjoyable day and would definite
rmtremble
rmtremble
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A magical day
What stunning day walking the Tongariro Crossing with Hiro as our guide. Professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasur
Raewyn1980
Raewyn1980
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Awesome Alpine Crossing.
Awesome day, awesome guide. Felt safe in a relaxed friendly environment. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hiro (our guide) di
812calluma
812calluma
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Kiwis - must do!
My wife and I did the 1 day canoe trip. We were lucky enough to get the owner of the company Stew. He did an amazin
moragl155
moragl155
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3 day guided whanganui canoe trip
We have just done the 3 day guided canoe trip down the whanganui with Stew & Hiro as our guides. Awesome experience
fannyfng
fannyfng
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Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Hike
Adrift guiding us was a no brainer. Excellent knowledge of weather conditions and checking on our well being as we
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