- Choice of one-way or return shuttle
- On time departures
- 5 departures daily
- 5 return times
- Please note this is transport only. You are required to bring hiking equipment, food and water needed.
Why do we love this
We love that these guys make conquering the Tongariro Crossing SO easy. With transport organised, all you need to focus on is the spectacular walk!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Often described as New Zealand's greatest day walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an unforgettable journey. It's a challenging hike across a remarkable volcanic landscape, with lava flows, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes, an active crater, magnificent views to take in along the way. The 19.4 km long track takes around 6-8 hours to complete.
Because this is a one-way adventure, you'll need to think about getting to and from the walk... that's where Tongariro Crossing Shuttles comes in! With 5 departures daily, Tongariro Crossing Shuttles will you to your destination quickly and easily.
Shuttles depart from 6 stops in National Park Village, including the new transport hub at the Railway Station. If required, pickup is also available from various spots on the way, such as the Mangahuia DoC campground.
A moderate degree of fitness is best for this walk, but with an early shuttle in the morning and late shuttle in the afternoon, it's easy to complete the journey comfortably. There are 5 different return times per day, so you'll have the chance to complete the walk at your own pace.
Tongariro Crossing Shuttles are located at the base of the Tongariro National Park in National Park Village, just 60 minutes drive from Taupo and 30 minutes drive from Turangi, Ohakune and Taumarunui.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is very well marked and there are toilet stops along the way. However there no rubbish bins or fresh water supply, so it is important to pack lots of water and take all of your rubbish out with you.
Because this is an alpine crossing, the weather is very changeable! It is common to experience strong winds, heavy rainfall, snowfall and rapid changes in temperature, even in summer. Check the weather before your hike and come prepared for different conditions. Travelling with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles will give you an advantage here, as because they're local to the crossing area, they can monitor the weather first hand. If the weather is better than expected, they'll take advantage of it!
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