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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went in winter with a company called adrift which was amazing. Really informative tour and the guides were all a good laugh. We also got tonnes of information about the geography of the area as well as some movie facts. I would say that...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing views, really enjoyed this. I went on a day when the weather was 50/50 and they called it ok on the morning but with little visibility. The clouds blew over and the views were amazing. It was made to sound like a tough walk,...More

Thank Charlotte12358
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several times over the years I have made the pilgrimage over this sacred mountain Love the busy summer or the enchanted winters on the crossing Find lots of under prepared casual hikers who have no idea the risk they are taking heading over an alpine...More

Thank kiwimartinnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt as though I was on Mars. It's such a beautiful place. The Emerald Lakes were spectacular. My advice to future travellers: Wear proper footwear. So many people turned up in chuck taylors of jandals. You are walking on an active volcano, wear something...More

Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hated it, I loved it, I loved that I hated it. :) Definitely not an "easy" trek, but totally doable, even for the moderately fit. Plan well; you never know what the conditions will do. I varied between a t-shirt to three layers when...More

2  Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

almost always busy but still never fails to disappoint. a pilgrimage. don't rush it. take sensible clothes (its a mountain)

Thank Alan H
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It was one of the crucial points of my wish-list while visiting NZ. To the last moment we were not sure whether weather will allow us to make it, but - mercifully - it did! It really is an alpine walk - you have to...More

1  Thank TwoEMs
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This was the first hike my partner and I have done, and we were quite nervous as to whether we would be fit enough (we are both 22 and had never done something so physically demanding). However we were pleasantly surprised that we completed the...More

4  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

If you only do one thing in the North Island, make this it. The whole crossing is some of the most photogenic scenery you'll come across. If you don't want to pay $30 per person to get picked up at the end of the crossing...More

Thank lgallagher22
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Did this walk back in September and it was absolutely unreal. I was a bit worried as it was covered in snow and I'm not very fit and read that makes it difficult, and honestly, it was quite a challenge BUT it was totally worth...More

1  Thank amkleintje
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bkp227
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
you would probably need a few hours sit down after. may head down one day,hit couple of sites on the way,do the crossing and possibly head back same day if you think you might have time. if you start the walk at 8 and walk... More
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Jangaju
July 13, 2017|
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Response from lgallagher22 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely doable. We did this when on tour for the Lions rugby. Drove up in the evening, walked the crossing and drove back the next day
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Nina N
May 11, 2017|
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Response from docgovtnz | Property representative |
Conditions on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing can change rapidly during the autumn and we are unable to say whether there will be snow on the track when you visit. We recommend you call the Department of Conservation Visitor... More
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