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First off! This is a long and physically challenging day hike. If you aren’t in really good physical condition this isnt for you unless you just do part of it. If thats the case start on the back end and gonup and back as far...More
We were lucky with the weather and as it happened to be Sunday there were about 4000 people on the track. It was quite packed at first but after two-three hours it got less crowded as people had very different paces, breaks, etc. Physically quite...More
We are a couple just a little either side of 60 and hiked this crossing on Saturday 2nd Nov. We are averagely fit for our age and have some limited experience of hiking in Scotland (a few of the easier munros). We found this walk...More
I was lucky enough to live near the Tongariro Crossing for a few months and managed to do this hike twice, both times were in summer so I have not experienced it in winter however I do know if you want to do it in...More
I’m averagely fit (if that..) and found this hike very hard. We did it in December 2018 and it was very hot- 30 degrees and there is no shade at all along the whole 8-hour track. They advise 1-2L of water but that was nowhere...More
I booked our whole Tongariro experience through the Tongariro Adventure Lodge (accommodations, bus, guide, food etc) and I cannot recommend them highly enough! The room was very comfortable and they had pre-stocked the fridge with bagged lunches for our hike (big sandwich, granola bar, chocolate...More
We joined a guided tour that provided us with the crampons and ice axe. It was our first time hiking on snow and ice. By the time we finished the 19.4 km trail, our legs were a bit sore and my knees started complaining. But...More
Incredible experience and highlight of 7 weeks in NZ! Did the crossing towards the end of summer (February) so weather was good, a bit of wind at the beginning.
It is definitely a challenging hike but if you're even moderately fit you will be able...More
Don't listen to the reviews that tell you this walk is easy......it is far from it
When we started we saw people in velvet tracksuits with boom boxes and flipflops trying to complete this hike.
Make sure you wear proper hiking boots and take layers...More
Response from ArielR106 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot tell you about snow because we just visited New Zealand and don't know much about weather there. We visited the area in March this year and we booked the shuttle service from Taupo, Service was good and on time and... More
I cannot tell you about snow because we just visited New Zealand and don't know much about weather there. We visited the area in March this year and we booked the shuttle service from Taupo, Service was good and on time and I would do it again the same way.