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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$21.60*
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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US$32.40*
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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi
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Beautiful Views of New Zealand Landscape

We used Roam Transport from the Chateau Tongariro. The staff at the Chateau were very helpful in coordinating our trip and even prepared lunches for us at a modest price. Roam... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike has a great variety of scenery over its almost 20k of steep, hard terrain. It starts out in a valley surrounded by lava cliffs, climbs up into a volcanic moonscape complete with cinder cones and thermal vents (seen in the distance), then descends past fantastically blue-green lakes, down a hillside with views that must go 50 miles, then... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Roam Transport from the Chateau Tongariro. The staff at the Chateau were very helpful in coordinating our trip and even prepared lunches for us at a modest price. Roam Transport went above and beyond. We were supposed to catch the last shuttle of the day at 5:30p, but were unable to make it in time. They had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique place with features existing only in several places in the world. A set of vulcanos, thermal lakes and steam; all in alpine atmosphere. The hike is easy, but long: takes several hours, 4-5 for quick walkers, 7-8 for slower and picnickers. The path starts lazily, but gradually gets more and more exciting with every kilometer. More ambitious hikers should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the crossing on 7th March 2017. The weather turned bad from 8th, we were lucky. The day was cloudy but it did not rain. The trek to the red crater is the tough part and you are rewarded with the views of the three lakes. The climb to the summit was windy and visibility was poor. The loose... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Towering volcano, awesome moonscape craters, emerald lakes, temperate rainforest. This hike has 360 degree postcard views. If starting at the Mangatepopo carpark, most of the climbing is up stairs and in the first half of the crossing. Terrain is a bit loose in parts, so walking poles may come in handy (that said most people are fine without them on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the photos of this trek on a clear, sunny day, this probably lives up to it's billing as the best day walk in NZ. Despite setting aside 2 days to potentially do the hike, we were not so lucky with the weather. First day was closed due to rain and wind. Second day, we hiked in dense cloud cover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting the walk to be alot harder than it was, im not a big walker but i didnt find this too challenging. views were spectacular, we went to the summit which was worth it while alot of others chose not to. the emerald lakes made the walk. id like to do it again in the snow! day was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this hike is one of the most popular hikes in the area. It's definitely not an easy hike and so I strongly recommend people to train themselves for it. Even though it's challenging,the reward is great. Everywhere you look around along the hike, it's all spectacular views! A good pair of hiking boots and maybe even sticks would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a walk to be taken lightly or for the faint hearted. It covers 19.4km of tough mountain terrain reaching 1900m at its highest point. You require to be fully prepared in terms of clothing, footwear, food and water. Needless to say a reasonable level of fitness is also preferable. There are many highlights but the best are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard many stories about how people had walked this in sandals, been unfit, really old or really young, and breezed through. Let me tell you, that is not the case. It is really worth the effort but you need to be prepared for the fact that this is a pretty hard walk. On the day we walked it... More 

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