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Guided Hike Alpine Adventure
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is described as one of the best one-day treks in New Zealand. Walk across a lunar landscape of craters, scattered pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like mounds of volcanic rock.
The trek spans the length of Mt Tongariro (19.4km) and takes approx 7 - 9 hours.
Guided day day hike with Adrift Outdoors.
Start approx 8.30am, finish approx 4.30pm.
Medium to high level of fitness required.
Summer offers a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. There is a vast array of colors and textures created from Sulfur, Aluminum, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth's Crust. In summer this track can be crowded and where possible, we take our clients away from the masses, while making sure that the popular sights are still experienced. Want to avoid the summer crowds? Take a look at our Sunrise Tongariro Crossing Guided Walk which has you on the top of Red Crater watching the sun rise with the peaceful, still, quiet moments of the dawn.
Winter offers the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow covered landscape without the summer crowds.
No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition is given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience.
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base.
Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 8:00am / Drop off 5:30pm
Whakapapa Village: Pick up 8:30am / Drop off 5:30pm
Turangi: Pick up 7:15am / Drop off 5:45pm
Ohakune: Pick up 7:30am / Drop off 6:00pm
Taupo CBD: Pick up 6:30am / Drop off 6:30pm
Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 7:00am / Drop off 5:30pm
Turangi: Pick up 6:40am / Drop off 6:00pm
Taupo CBD: Pick up 6:00am / Drop off 6:30pm
All times are approximate
Summer: 1 October - 30 April
Winter: 1 May - 30 September
Return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are included in the price.
All other transfers an additional charge applies.
We do not offer Whakapapa Village and Ohakune transfers in winter.
All transfers require a minimum of 2 people.
Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat. Lunch is provided.
Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves. Lunch is provided.
Gear For Hire
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.
Fitness and Experience
A reasonably good level of fitness is required. If you are concerned about your fitness please let your guide know before commencing the walk, as there are options we may be able to offer if your concerns come to fruition. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.
NZ$255 per person, including local transport
Guide/s, return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base, lunch, all equipment required, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don't have and need up to a $40 free allowance ($10 per item).
Sunrise guided hike also available
NZ$295 per person, including local transport
Ground Floor, 307 Durham St. Nth Christchurch New Zealand