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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

 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. 

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tracks

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.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing What to Bring

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.


Tongariro Alpine Crossing Winter

Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Winter

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

Tongariro Crossing Winter

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Side Trips

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.

Adrift Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Reasons to do 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.

Tongariro Expeditions

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport & Guides

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

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Tongariro Expeditions :: click here for more information

Guided trek of Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging hike taking 6-8 hours covering a distance of 20 km one way. It is a one way...

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Po Box 1169, Taupo

$35.00 - $59.00 (NZD)
Adventure Shuttles :: click here for more information

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

As biking and hiking enthusiasts we have first-hand (or...

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1/504 Mapara Road, RD 5, Acacia Bay, Taupo

Mountain Shuttle :: click here for more information

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...

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TeKarehana Tours Ltd, RD.1, Turangi

Adventure Outdoors Tongariro NZ :: click here for more information

Fun & Unique Adventure Guided Tours - Tongariro National Park

Love The Outdoors!
Adventure Outdoors Tongariro run Private & Group Guided Tours in and around the Tongariro National Park.
We are...

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National Park Village

Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures - Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided :: click here for more information

Experience the stunning Tongariro Alpine Crossing 1 day trek in both summer and winter. Adrift Outdoors experienced guides also offer a Ruapehu Crater Lake 1 day trek, Tongariro 3 day...

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Cnr Highways 4 and 47 National Park, National Park

from $175.00 (NZD)
Great Lake Shuttles :: click here for more information

Mountain Biking Shuttle Service

Great Lake Shuttles provides mountain biking transport and shuttle services to all the popular mountain biking tracksand trails in the Taupo region including:
•Wairakei Forest or Craters...

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pureORA walks :: click here for more information

With pureORAwalks you can taste, touch, hear and smell the natural beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand the way it has been for thousands of years.

pureORAwalks offers half-day Nature-Culture Walks. Choose...

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PO Box 2036, Taupo

$75.00 - $1000.00 (NZD)
Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures - Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing :: click here for more information

This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro and then diverts over Mt Tongariro....

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3 Waimarino-Tokaanu Road, National Park Village, National Park Village

from $225.00 (NZD)
Adventure HQ, The Tongariro Specialists :: click here for more information

Providing transport and logistic solutions for people hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Location … Adventure HQ’s base is the closest Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport service to the start of the walk...

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State Highway 47, Tongariro

$30.00 - $59.00 (NZD)
Turangi Alpine Shuttles :: click here for more information

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...

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95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

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