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
Adventure Shuttles is a Taupo-based passenger transport service operating to various attractions in New Zealand’s Central North Island, including Tongariro National Park.
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TeKarehana Tours Ltd, RD.1, Turangi
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