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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Off State Highway 48 | Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the great walks/tramps you should do especially as a New Zealander. The only drawback was the number of people on the Crossing. We did a Saturday and there must have been a 1000 doing it. The scenery is awesome especially on...More

Thank Shane H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a few days into our North Island road trip and I was so excited to do this hike. Unfortunately for us the weather did not cooperate...we took the 5:45am shuttle to get an early start (since the weather forecast called for no rain...More

1  Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not for the faint of heart, and you won't be along on this day long (6 hour) hike, but you will see things you cannot see anywhere else in the world.

Thank hikergirl11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was fantastic, completed with my Dad and partner, none of us were super fit. Magnificent views, especially on a great day. We did this in April and wasn’t too hot, but did still get sunburnt. Hardest part is the last 9ks, slow and downhill...More

1  Thank Ky83
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have time you should try the even more spectacular 2 Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Waihohonu, including Mt Tongariro - it's less crowded and offers a unique overview of the Tongariro National Park. It's our new favorite way to do the Tongariro Alpine...More

1  Thank hikingprincess2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Due to inclement weather, it was recommended that we only do the 2 hour loop. Upper track: 1 hour- easy gradient, you hardly feel that you're moving higher and higher. breathtaking views, the forest is so plush! The weather seamed to have cleared up pretty...More

2  Thank CeePeeSD
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great day doing the crossing with fantastic views. We packed more food and clothes than we needed but the weather was pretty good to us being a mild temperature day. We got some rain at the top of the crossing but nothing serious....More

Thank Krusherman
Reviewed 6 days ago

For the over 60s. Yes, you can do it! We are both 65 and of reasonable fitness. Nothing too strenuous but we enjoy walking with a small ‘w’. For those from the UK we like to walk in the Lakes and have done the biggies...More

7  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic day walk with amazing views. A tough challenge for our young children, but they did it and were super chuffed with their achievements. If you want to do it with you kids, take a guide.

2  Thank Gen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really bad weather forecast but decided to go. I would not have gone if the shuttle from our accomodation would say it's too dangerous. The Discovery lodge where we stayed informed us very well and checked our hiking gear. Better to go...More

2  Thank JuliTschakro
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3 January 2018|
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Response from nicksX2144SP | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The weather in NZ is very changeable, and especially in the mountains. It will not be possible to say exactly if you will be able to do it on your date in May until a few days beforehand. When I did it last week... More
26 December 2017|
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Response from clemc | Reviewed this property |
I would say definitely from Mangatepopo, the view from there to Red Crater is the best part of the hike. If you start from the Ketetahi end, there is basically just the same view if you only go one third of the way and a lot... More
Nick R
20 December 2017|
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Response from TripmanMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Please read my review on my hike experience on a cloudy day, If you can wait knowing the chance of a clear day is coming wait, If you can't stay and wait, think about starting the hike at 9 give a chance for the clouds to... More