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Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Premium Guided Trek

Product ID: 262027
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Trek for 19 km along one of New Zealand’s best one-day routes. Follow a track which leads to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Discover incredible volcanic landscapes, emerald lakes, and craters as you explore New Zealand's beautiful bush.
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  • Embark on a guided hike over the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • See volcanic terrain, emerald lakes, and stunning red craters
  • Explore the beautiful New Zealand native bush
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Experience the landscape of Tongariro, peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes on a 1-day trek. 

In Summer, discover a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. See how the vast array of colours and textures created from Sulphur, Aluminium, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. Follow your guide along alternative paths so you can escape the crowds whilst still experience the popular sights. 

In Winter, enjoy the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds. No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition are given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience.

Please note that reaching the Ketatahi end is not guaranteed. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing the exact route for the day. Individual and group bookings are accepted. If you are travelling alone please book as the operator generally always meet minimum numbers, especially on good weather days.
  • Guide/s
  • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity
  • Lunch (included until 31 March 2021 but is available as an additional item to purchase from 1 April 2021 onwards)
  • Crampons and ice axes (if required for winter conditions)
  • 40 of clothing and footwear hire (boots $20, clothing $10 per item)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up
  • Return transfers from Taupo CBD, Turangi, Whakapapa Village, and Ohakune in summer (available at a surcharge)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Adrift Tongariro Base and Shop, 53 Carroll St, National Park 3948, New Zealand

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Gloves
Know before you go
• 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
• Walking time is about 7 hours including stops
• No alpine experience is required
• Summer: please bring 1-2 litres of water, medication, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, softshell etc. are good layers), waterproof raincoat
• Winter: please bring 1-2 litres of water, medication, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, softshell etc. are good layers), waterproof raincoat, warm hat, and gloves
• Personal equipment footwear and clothing can be hired at Adrift Tongariro
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Product ID: 262027