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Adrif Tongariro - Half Day Volcanic Explorer

If time is limited and you are unable to spend the whole day walking the Tongariro Crossing, then the 4-hour Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk is for you.  Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park with this half day tour.

When possible, we will start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs before returning to the start.  At Soda Springs we give you the option to upgrade to the full day walk and join in with the full day guided party to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 

If the Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk is not suitable on the day, we have a menu of smaller walks we can enjoy. We will talk and show you all things relevant to Tongariro and New Zealand including recent and past eruptions, geology, flora and fauna discovery and settlement of NZ.

These are the most popular Tongariro sites we choose from and include in the 4 hours: Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls, Meads Wall.

 

Upgrades 

Whilst on this tour and in reaching Soda Springs, you can decide to upgrade to a full day tour at an additional cost of $50pp. You must have lunch and adequate water to upgrade.

 

Gear Hire 

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

 

Re-confirmation

It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings.  +64 7892 2751.

Duration

1 day

    • Professional and qualified guide/s.
    • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter).
    • Footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance.
    • Live tour commentary provided in English.
    • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) and the activity.
  • Day 1 : Half Day Volcanic Explorer
    Experience the majestic Tongariro National Park and feel the crisp mountain air as you follow your expert guide across the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for a view of the volcanic landscape during this 4-hour trek. Soak in the snowy white expanse in winter or the lush, blooming beauty during summer. Learn about the secrets and history of the landscape around you. Travel through natural wonders that leave you inspired and breathless. Notice the gradual change in flora as you climb higher in altitude. Witness the grandeur of Mount Ngauruhoe, which lies between Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu. Your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. Where possible, we take our clients away from the masses while making sure that the popular sights are still experienced.
    Meals :None

  • Timings

    Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.

    Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September)

    Summer 

    Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 8:00am 

    Return: 12.30pm  

    Winter

    Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 7:00am

    Return: 12.30pm   

    We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.

     

    Return Transfers

    Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. For full terms and conditions click here. Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September). 

    Whakapapa Village $35pp

    Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 12:30pm

    Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 12:30pm

     

  • Return Transfers

    Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. For full terms and conditions click here. Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September). 

    Whakapapa Village $35pp

    Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 12:30pm

    Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 12:30pm

Language

-

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

50

Organised by Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures

Activity ID: W-45048

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