Tongariro Alpine Crossing
The Best One Day Walk in New Zealand
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is rated as ‘the best one day trek in New Zealand’ and listed by many as one of the 'top 10 day treks in the world'. Lonely Planet even said that a walk amidst the volcanoes of Tongariro is a life-changing experience not to be missed. The diverse and dramatic scenery and unique land forms are spectacular and you will experience some of the most scenic and volcanically active area’s of the Tongariro National Park.
The trek is sometimes referred to as the 'Tongariro Crossing' or simply 'The Crossing' but was officially changed to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to reflect the alpine environment of the track and the hazards that the alpine environment can bring. Please be adequately equipped and attired when you attempt the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
How long is the track? How far is it? What's the difficulty level like? We let you know what to expect on each section of track in the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
What should I expect on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing? What should I bring? What’s the weather like? Here’s some handy tips on what to plan and prepare.
What’s the Tongariro Alpine Crossing like in winter? Do I need a guide? Here’s where you get more information about the conditions in winter and guiding transport and services available
If you have some extra time and are relatively fit, you might want to add a side trip to Mount Tongariro (1967m) or Mount Ngauruhoe (2287m) in addition to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Known as the best day walk in New Zealand, one of the best in the world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is well worth the journey. Watch some videos about the track and reasons why you should do it.
For peace of mind and convenience, make sure you arrange transport from one of the many providers. Here's a list of transport providers and guides to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport providers and guides
Here we are! That responsive shuttle service that will take you to the best trails based on your schedule... not on a pre-determined daily time table.
Whether you are hiking or...
1/504 Mapara Road, RD 5, Taupo
The Tongariro Crossing requires that transport be arranged from one end. For this TURANGI ALPINE SHUTTLES can collect you from your accommodation at either 6.00 am or 7.30 am taking...View Website
95 Atirau Rd, Turangi
Experience the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes of World Heritage Area Tongariro National Park, with a small group and experienced local guide. Hike the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt...View Website
PO Box 267, Whakatane
Tongariro Alpine Hot Bus is the leading Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport operator from Taupo and Turangi and Rotorua.
Locally owned and operated, Alpine Hot Bus runs daily return shuttles from...
Tongariro Street, Taupo
We are local native operators ..............happy to be able to help you. Department of Conservation & Land Transport Safety Authority approved operator since 1999.
Door to door Shuttle services
We drive you...
TeKarehana Tours Ltd, RD.1, Turangi