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Tongariro alpine Crossing

weather forecasts  click on Mountain...&  click on Tongariro National park

                             security carpark & shuttle services 

                $30 oneway shuttle to the start walk back to your car 900 metres from finish point

alternatively we can pick you up from within the ketetahi car park (no security breakins common)

no cost for security parking if you use our shuttle services


             situated on highway 46 at the roadway entrance to Ketetahi car park 

 security car park access is from Ngapuna road 6.5 kilometres from highway 47   12.5 kilometres from state highway 1  

             car park has been developed thru customer SECURITY concerns of vehicles & property  

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check out our shuttle timetable

food & drinks kiosk operates from security car park  2.00 - 6.00pm


   shuttle services also from Turangi, Tokaanu,

an absolutely awesome day hike !!

this is a challenging   ALPINE HIKE.........."be well prepared" 


 What is this Tongariro Crossing?
A 7-8 hour hike traversing volcanic terrain. The hike is arguably New Zealand's best one day walk, starting from the sub alpine regions through the alpine, and ending in the lowland bush regions.

Where is this Tongariro Crossing?
In the Tongariro World Heritage Park, central North Island New Zealand

What do I need to do this hike?
reasonable level of fitness. People of varying ages and fitness levels  complete the hike in 7-8 hours. Comfortable all weather clothing &hiking boots are essential. Hiking gear can be hired on request.

How do I get there?
Mountain Shuttle : Our shuttle services operate daily from within the park and surrounding districts.
See timetable.

Who are we?
Local native operators ..............happy to be able to help you. Department of Conservation & Land Transport Safety Authority approved operator since 1999.
cancellation policy prepaid: our operation is weather dependent. please phone if uncertain of weather conditions. in the event of weather cancellation your booking date will be changed to a day of your choice, alternatively a full refund will be returned less 20% administration costs. Applicable only to eftpos card not present booking transactions & bookings via email.

a bookit service charge of $20 applies to all cancellation refunds.

if a cancellation is recieved within 24 hours of the booked service date a loss of 100% of the total cost will apply.

cancellations recieved 48 hours before booked date are reimbursed 100% less service charge




Most asked questions:

What's the weather gonna be? Best to phone us the day before for updated mountain forecasts or visit click on Mountain )
What is the condition of the track? Good on formed pathways, & loose uneven volcanic terrain. it is a poled route maintained by the Department of Conservation.
Will I be able to complete the hike? Its a 17 kilometre strenuous hike with three major accents, rough uneven terrain, the decision is yours!
What gear will I need?
Mountain conditions can change dramatically! All weather clothing & good hiking footwear. A cellular phone ( good signals in most terrain) & a companion is advisable.
What if I miss my return shuttle? You will not be left stranded. Your accountability is paramount within our operations. 
(an additional fee may apply). With consideration to other passengers our shuttles depart at scheduled times. 8 hours from the start point is allowed for hikers to complete the trek,  this amount of time suits most people. If you require more time I advise you to take an earlier shuttle & a later return time. This is a good option for those wishing to climb the summits of Mt. Ngauruhoe & Mt. Tongariro.

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