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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Address: Off State Highway 47 | Mangatepopo Valley, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike
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truly best dat walk

I would say that this is definitely the best day walk in NZ. I have dine quite a fee day walks in the south island NZ but the views here are simply stunning, we were suppose to do... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For the weather - check the weather constantly leading up to the climb. If it's definitely raining do not go. Reason being the clouds will come down low and you will end up not seeing any scenery. That's what happened to us for the second half of the journey. For the physical demands of the climb- everyone said it as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would say that this is definitely the best day walk in NZ. I have dine quite a fee day walks in the south island NZ but the views here are simply stunning, we were suppose to do it in the 13th of feb but it got cancelled due to heavy rain, on valentines day the next day got cancelled... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No Wi-Fi anywhere on the track, missed the cricket game because of that (blackcaps won anyway) Nice rocks though Gave 1 star because it was fun watching people fall on the slippery parts

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This 19.4 km walk is an exhilarating experience but not for the faint hearted! We booked a shuttle bus from our campsite in Taupo to the Pukeonake start point, which takes about an hour and a half, so you have to be up early. We started walking at 8 am and with only a short stop at the top, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate to have a glorious weather day for our trip over The Crossing from Mangatepopo to Ketetahi having parked at the latter and caught our prebooked shuttle to the start. We were on the track by 06.50 which meant the first 3 to 4 kms were not too busy, but by Soda Springs it was like a freeway.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you hiking and scenic landscape, I highly recommended you to take this hike. It is about 6 hours hike from south to north. The tongariru plateau is beautiful and when you reached the top. You will be awarded blue and emerald lakes Also steam from the earth. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolutely incredible one day hike showcasing the region. It's not every day you can say that you've hiked up the side of a volcano. It is quite a long hike however, it is worth it in the end. The next few days the body was sore, however, the experience is definitely worth it. You must take more water than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I did this hike with my parents (62 years old) and had a great time. The mistake was that we also did it with our 3 month old infant. My wife and I have done a fair amount of hiking, and really enjoyed the hike overall. There is a lot to say about this hike though. 1.... More 

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Stara Tura, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the top things i did in New Zealand. Go there in a sunny day because of the view. Its breathtaking. just amazing

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrain changes as you move through the 6hr30mins hike. It is a popular hike and we started at 10am and finished by 4.30pm. It is a rewarding and scenic hike and even more beautiful with a clear and sunny sky. Pass 3 lakes and mount doom (Lord if the Rings reference). Note there is only a Toilet at the beginning,... More 

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