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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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“emerald lakes” (168 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well, we walked with the masses. This place was overcrowded to the max! It isn’t that cool that it should attract soo many europeans! Tourists should be on daily allocations and locals should have priority. There was more than 2,300 people when we did it...More

Thank raparapahoe
Reviewed yesterday

I am a moderately fit senior (66). My wife and I hike, bicycle, swim and kayak regularly (once a week or more for most) to define what we consider "moderately fit". I don't do marathons or triathlons ;)This was probably one of the most demanding...More

Thank waykon
Reviewed 3 days ago

We completed the crossing in just about perfect weather today. It is physically hard work, and it goes on for a long, long time, but the amazing landscapes you walk through, and the views from nearly every part make it so worthwhile. It took us...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good and popular hike, which we traversed from Ketetahi car park, since we started out too late and missed the bus going to the other side, which every body else does. Hundreds of people attempt this crossing every day around this time so parking is...More

Thank Wilfred S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Togariro National Park is made up of a group of volcanoes located at the south western point of the Ring of Fire, where the Pacific and and Australian tectonic plates push up against each other, and the acrid smell of sulfur accompanying the steaming...More

Thank wherespaulo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great hike but even for those that are fit, you’ll find portions of it challenging. There are some very steep climbs as well some steep descents. The footing in some places can be tricky for some. My partner and I completed the...More

Thank Dexter F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the first thing I put on my list of sights to see on our trip, and we were not disappointed. It's a long (19km/12mi) hike, half uphill and half down (the downhill part sounds heavenly until your knees are screaming...) but completely worth...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing was a lifetime experience. The six to eight hours hike is a great day trip for everyone who likes the outdoors and loves hiking. It begins with an easy, flat one hour hike, then comes the Devil's staircase which can be...More

Thank Natasha0606
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this before NY. It took us 8 hours in total including all stops and lunches. It was an amazing view back to Mt Taranaki on the way up, strange and dramatic walking through the crater, gorgeous view of the emerald lakes and across...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not believe your eyes!!! Doing this crossing is worth every step. Remember to turn around and look behind you! We stayed at tongariroadventures and used their stress free shuttle service to the crossing.

Thank Mary Jo K
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February 8, 2018|
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Response from Noemi S | Reviewed this property |
I can’t say anything about shorter walks but I also highly recommend the Crossing. The Emerald Lakes are just beautiful! As for accommodation: check out the Off the Track Backpackers in Turangi. They also have private rooms... More
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Rob9950 | Reviewed this property |
The Crossing is the best trek I've done. It took me 6.5 hours but it's very doable if you've done some walking. When we did it it wasn't crowded - there were plenty of people but it was fine - It's very easy at the bottom... More
January 3, 2018|
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Response from nicksX2144SP | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The weather in NZ is very changeable, and especially in the mountains. It will not be possible to say exactly if you will be able to do it on your date in May until a few days beforehand. When I did it last week... More