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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Off State Highway 47 | Mangatepopo Valley, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$22.05*
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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$33.07*
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
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$19.98*
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Well worth the pain!

An absolutely incredible one day hike showcasing the region. It's not every day you can say that you've hiked up the side of a volcano. It is quite a long hike however, it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolutely incredible one day hike showcasing the region. It's not every day you can say that you've hiked up the side of a volcano. It is quite a long hike however, it is worth it in the end. The next few days the body was sore, however, the experience is definitely worth it. You must take more water than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I did this hike with my parents (62 years old) and had a great time. The mistake was that we also did it with our 3 month old infant. My wife and I have done a fair amount of hiking, and really enjoyed the hike overall. There is a lot to say about this hike though. 1.... More 

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Stara Tura, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the top things i did in New Zealand. Go there in a sunny day because of the view. Its breathtaking. just amazing

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrain changes as you move through the 6hr30mins hike. It is a popular hike and we started at 10am and finished by 4.30pm. It is a rewarding and scenic hike and even more beautiful with a clear and sunny sky. Pass 3 lakes and mount doom (Lord if the Rings reference). Note there is only a Toilet at the beginning,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Certainly worthwhile especially on a nice day. Technically not very difficult, although i was not so keen on the first descent from the crater rim. Very few places for a nice stop along the way. Vulcanic landscape with great views. I have walked nicer trails but i guess that is a matter of taste. Suggestions: go early, take it easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must when travelling in the North Island of NZ. We were lucky because of the fantastic wheather. The landscape is just amazing, and I will not forget the moment when you cross the top and you see the blue, green and turquois volcano lakes. The only negative point was the mass of people doing the treck - avoid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On average plan for a 6 to 8 hour hike. The weather can change quickly especially at the summit so either wear layers or take cold weather (rain gear). Hiking boots should be worn even though many hikers wear runners and do ok if it doesn't rain. The trail is heavily used, up to 500 a day during summer and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started around 8h20 AM, finished around 4PM. We took our time to really enjoy the views and eat. Toilets are near the bottom of the entrance/exits, so that's nice. BRING YOUR TOILET PAPER (our mistake ahah). Don't overestimate your abilities, but this hike is worth it. I work in the outdoor industry for 15 years and this hike is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a clear sunny day with low wind which was perfect. Make sure you do a bit of fitness training to make it more enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a day long trek. Dont really have to be very "fit" to do this hike, but it does help to prep beforehand. It's not a race, so stick to your own pace. Starting early would be helpful...so you have the option of doing it a little longer. It was supposed to be good weather when we did it...but... More 

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