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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Off State Highway 47 | Mangatepopo Valley, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-892 3729
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$22.06*
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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Best day trek in the world!

Fantastic tramp. The landscape is like something from another planet. Some pretty steep sections but anyone with reasonable fitness could do it. Allow about six hours. You either... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Neil B
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic tramp. The landscape is like something from another planet. Some pretty steep sections but anyone with reasonable fitness could do it. Allow about six hours. You either need to have someone drop you off at one end and pick you up at the other or arrange a shuttle (lots of accommodation providers offer this). At this time of the... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk took us just over 6 hours. It is well signposted along the route. Whilst the climbs are hard, they are worth the views. The craters and lakes are beautiful. We did the walk on a cloudy day which sheltered us from the sun and the clouds were high enough for us to admire the beautiful views. The walk... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were all booked, reserved, ready to go from Queenstown back up to the North Island when our Tongariro walk was cancelled due to weather. It had snowed a week or two prior, thus making our "walk" useless. Never fear! We were given recommendations to re-book the trek in the snow, so, what the heck, we did! Best. Hike. Ever.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing hike with beautiful views, but unfortunetely the number of tourists is too high - even out of the peak season I had to walk in a line of hundreds of people without any chance to pass them on the narrow path. Anyway it was probably the best place on North Island.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tongariro Alpine Crossing has amazing views. We did 19km in 6 hrs and each part of the national park is more interesting than other. Weather helps a lot here, so my recommendation is to stay around 2/3 days to do the waling in good conditions, once it is a very unpredictable place, can be raining in seconds. Walking is a... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trek itself is quite nice if the visibility is good. For us the visibility was quite bad, you could see the lakes, and from time to time Mt. Ngauruhoe, but overall quite cloudy. I found the terrain a bit monotonous. Most of all it was the busiest hike I have ever done in my life. I have hikes a... More 

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Thank Pixxidix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to bad weather predictions the shuttle buses were cancelled but the day dawned clear and we drove up to the start and planned to walk the crossing as far as the Blue Lake then return . We included the spur to the Tongariro summit and enjoyed stupendous views with recently fallen snow covering the upper slopes on all sides.... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on a sunny day which is absolutely to recommend. The views you get from high up there are amazing! In the two lower thirds of the crossing, the path is well prepared and with stairs, further up it's not anymore so you need to watch where you're setting your next step. The Emerald Lakes... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started at 8am, at the beginning there were many people. But during the walk this became less. We had very bad wheater (rain, hard wind, clouds and minus 3 for temp) at the beginning to the top. But this made the walk for us even nicer/morr challenging. At the top the sight became slightly bettee so we had the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this challenging walk. Stunningly spectacular and very satisfying. All types of terrain, Volcanic, misty, shingle, rocks, tussock, bush.. Beautiful colours. Travelled November 2016. Extreme winds especially on South Crater but we got there. Recommend boots as shingle coming down is very thick and would get into shoes. We are amateur at this but with boots, backpack, hat, gloves... More 

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