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HELP - is there a shuttle from Whakapapa to Mangatepoppo Rd?

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HELP - is there a shuttle from Whakapapa to Mangatepoppo Rd?

In January 2015 we're planning to do the Tongariro Circuit.

In order to cut off some time and make 2 nights/3 days easier, we'd like to start from Mangatepoppo Road.

I've booked accommodation in Whakapappa - is there a shuttle that we can catch in the morning from there to Mangatepoppo Road?

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1. Re: HELP - is there a shuttle from Whakapapa to Mangatepoppo Rd?

There are certainly plenty of shuttles and the like running from National Park to the Mangatepopo car park to do the crossing - there is a list on this site. http://www.nationalpark.co.nz. Maybe one comes in to Whakapapa: your accomodation provider will almost certainly know.

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2. Re: HELP - is there a shuttle from Whakapapa to Mangatepoppo Rd?

Thanks Barry - I'd checked there already - all the companies seem to be from Taupo or Turinga & it is not clear whether they stop at W. I'll try the hotel. Thanks for replying

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3. Re: HELP - is there a shuttle from Whakapapa to Mangatepoppo Rd?

The ones at National Park are coming the other way, from National Park not Turangi/Taupo. and will be driving past the end of the road to Whakapapa - worth asking them.

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