The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is described as one of the best one-day hikes in New Zealand. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek takes you from alpine meadows to mountain summit with stunning volcanic features along the way.
On the Tongariro Alpine Crossing you will walk across a lunar landscape of craters, scattered pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like mounds of volcanic desert.
It will take most hikers between 6-9 hours to allow time for photos and stops.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track Transport leaves daily, weather permitting, pick up is at our gate and you can park your car safely in our car park for the day. To ensure availability of shuttles on your preferred start time bookings are recommended. Or you can book a shuttle through us on the day of your hike.
In winter the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track Transport will arranged a guide, crampons and an ice axe, if you want to experience a true alpine adventure.
For more information on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing check the Tongariro Crossing website.
*Information provided from www.nationalpark.co.nz
Book A Shuttle
Be prepared with
- Plenty of water/fluids, especially on hot days
- Food (there is nowhere to purchase any thing on the track)
- Waterproof jacket/pants
- Good walking boots (it is uneven volcanic terrain)
- Warm clothing polypropylene
- Woollen hat and gloves
- Sunscreen or sun hat
All of the above essential equipment can be hired or purchased from The Alpine Centre.
For winter crossings we will also have Crampons and ice axes for hire when required.
We love the beauty of the Tongariro Northern Circuit Crossing