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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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The Trekking is fabulous!. We were very lucky with the weather, as it was August and had a sunny day. The whole trekking takes roughly 8 hours and it´s 20km long. We did this with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Trekking is fabulous!. We were very lucky with the weather, as it was August and had a sunny day. The whole trekking takes roughly 8 hours and it´s 20km long. We did this with a fully guided tour (Tongariro Expeditions) as it was too dangerous to do it on your own as there was a lot of snow and... More 

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Balmoral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have done the crossing both in summer en winter now. And it is a must-do in both cases. In summer the rocky surroundings really thrive in the heat and the colours of the hardened lava are at their best. Nguaruhu is in it's element. But in wintertime, everything turns white, there are massive amounts of snow everywhere, nguaruhu is... More 

Thank Leeuw605
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're mini-sized like us and considering this trek in winter, please note that you'd likely struggle completing this. If you choose to turn back due to sickness, please note that they will call an ambulance without your approval incurring a total cost of $1,500++ on top of the $175 you had paid for the guided winter alpine crossing. The... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 18km walk offers flat plains, slippy slopes, a very short via ferrata, wooded hills, volcanic whisps, stunning highly coloured lakes (poisonous!) and possibly a T-shirt and certificate at the end. And there are only 2 loo stops in that 18km. If the weather is clear this is a stunning walk unlike any other you're likely to make. It's an... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my travel partner both wanted to get the Alpine crossing off our bucket list of New Zealand, and wow what a walk. we had a beautiful day and even climbed mt Ngahruhoe. (we are both experienced climbers so went alone but I would highly recommend a guide if you do want to climb the volcano as the terrain... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hands down the best hike I've ever been on: I had no idea such a wide range of biomes existed so closely to each other. One end of the trail is tropical and other zones are like plains; then you get volcanoes and surfaces that look like you're on another planet. It's pretty evident when you cross the alpine line... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 days on the Tongariro Circuit, around the 3 peaks, leaving and returning via the visitor centre, advising that we were still alive. It was a real thrill to be out there for a few days. It was one of the first things we did in our early travelling days, and being new to exploring, it felt like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I completed the Tongaririo Crossing on my recent travel through the North Island of New Zealand. I was very hesitant to do the hike as I had never completed a hike that long, nor an alpine hike of any length. My main hesitation was the heights, my very average fitness level and I had heard about horror stories of people... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have walked this track 5 times. I aim to walk it again in 2017. It is not a walk in the park ( it takes around 7 hours ) but anyone who is prepared and reasonably fit can do it. You are crossing a mountain so make sure you are appropriately prepared as conditions on the mountain can change... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular hike through a lava fielsd and then a volcano with steam vents. Combine this with red craters and sulphur ponds in a blue you can't quite explain. The first half is just out of this world. Then you leave the alpine zone for a very long down hill walk which was a little anti-climatic. The track is 19.4km without... More 

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