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Tongariro: Volcanic Explorer Half-Day Guided Walk

Product ID: 385580
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Join in for four hours on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Learn about all things relevant to Tongariro and New Zealand including recent and past eruptions, geology, local flora and fauna, and the settlement of NZ.
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Duration: 4 hours
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English

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Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the spectacular beauty and variety of Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs
  • Learn about past eruptions, geology, and local flora and fauna
  • Pick up insights from your knowledgeable guides
  • Check out locations and sites from the Lord of the Rings films
Full description
Experience the Tongariro Crossing with this four-hour, half-day volcanic explorer guided walk. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park, learn about its geology and surrounding flora and fauna. When possible, the tour will start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs before returning to the start.

If the Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk is not suitable on the day, there is a menu of smaller walks to enjoy. During this 4-hour tour you'll see a selection of the most popular Tongariro sites. These include Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls and Meads Wall.
Includes
  • Professional and qualified guides
  • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
  • Footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 allowance
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Transport between the local partner's base and the activity site (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages, water, and snacks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. You must reference your voucher number at the ticket counter before the tour begins. Look for the blue sign on the storefront.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Long pants
  • Waterproof shoes
Know before you go
• A reasonable fitness level is required; if you are concerned about your fitness, let your guide know before commencing the walk, as there are options they can discuss with you
• No alpine experience is required
- All customers meet at the Adrift base the morning of the tour where our guides will check everyone in, go over the days trip conditions and assess and provide the required equipment, and additional clothing and boots if needed.

From US$ 140.69 per person