Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 6-8 hour walk starting at Mangatepopo traversing between Mts Tongariro and Ngauruahoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings filming locations). From alpine meadows to the mountain summit, the landscape consists of craters, scattered pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like mounds of volcanic desert. This is a truly enchanting, living landscape that will fascinate and captivate you.

Rated as one of the best one day walks in the world by Lonely Planet since the early 1990's it is unsurpassed as NZ's most popular one day walk for kiwis and visitors alike. In summer (November to April) the Crossing can be completed unguided, however, the weather can be changeable so it is advisable to take warm clothing as well as closed footwear and adequate food and hydration. Our Ruapehu Hotel staff are able to advise on exactly what you will need for the walk.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport

The Park Hotel offers freedom walkers return transport to the start of the Tongariro Crossing during Summer months. Bookings can be made by contacting The Park Hotel on 0800 800 491 or or at check-in.

If guests can't complete the Crossing there is an option to call our team for an earlier pickup.

Cost $35 per person.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Packages

The Park Hotel’s Summer Tongariro Alpine Crossing packages provide guests with a flexible, value for money offering including two nights hotel accommodation, daily continental breakfast, return transport for the crossing and energy packed lunches for the walk.

We also offer a great value guided Winter Tongariro Crossing Package that includes a 1 day guided walk with Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures + 2 night's accommodation, meals and more. Available from June 2016 - October 2016 (subject to snow conditions).

Let us take care of the details, so you can fully enjoy New Zealand's most popular day walk.

Book The Park Hotel's Tongariro Crossing packages now.

New Zealand’s most popular day walk; The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 6-8 hour walk traversing between Mts Ngaurahoe and Tongariro. The Park Hotel offers great value Tongariro packages which include accommodation, meals and return transport.
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