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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk is a medium 19km full day walk available in the summer or winter. One of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk goes up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Along the walk you’ll pass by craters, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

Quick Facts

•  Location: Tongariro National Park, North Island
•  Distance: 19 km
•  Time needed: 7 Hours
•  Difficulty: Medium
•  Wheelchair Access: No
•  Route: Double back
•  Elevation: Unknown
•  Wet Feet: No
•  Toilets: No
•  Dogs: No
•  Mobile Coverage: No
•  Last Updated: November, 2019

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  • Track Highlights

    In the summer there is a vast array of colours and textures created from Sulphur, Aluminium, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. Winter offers the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds.

  • Track Quality

    Good

  • Hazards

    There is no guarantee of reaching the Ketatahi end. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration on this walk.

  • Transport

    The Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base. Transfers from Whakapapa Village, Taupo, Ohakune and Turangi are available.

  • Water

    Unknown

  • Driving Instructions

    Unknown

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    National Park Village

  • Area & Track History

    Unknown

  • Map location of Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

    Map of walk

Details of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one-day walk and one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks”. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes. Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a small group guided walking tour. Click here if you prefer a Private Guided tour for 2 with your own guide.

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Contact info

Mt Tongariro, Manawatu-Wanganui 3989, New Zealand

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