Taupo Tongariro Walks Hikes Outdoors
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is rated as the best one-day hike in New Zealand.
Often described as New Zealand’s best one day alpine trek, this 19.4 km tramp is simply breath-taking and covers some of the most dramatic landscapes you’ll ever see.
Passing over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain, in the presence of active volcanoes, you’ll experience some of Tongariro National Park’s special gifts. A cold mountain spring, lava flow, an active crater, steam vents, emerald coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this an enjoyable and memorable day experience.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often subject to severe weather conditions that can change very quickly. We strongly advise that you are fully prepared when planning your trip.
The region has expert operators who provide transportation to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, guides, hire gear and weather information. They know this terrain better than anyone and their information and advice should be followed.