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Adrift Tongariro - Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, Red Crater, the Emerald Lakes and Blue Lake. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes. 

Summer offers a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. There is a vast array of colors and textures created from Sulfur, Aluminum, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. In summer this track can be crowded and where possible, we take our clients away from the masses, while making sure that the popular sights are still experienced. Want to avoid the summer crowds? Take a look at our Sunrise Tongariro Crossing Guided Walk which has you on the top of Red Crater watching the sun rise with the peaceful, still, quiet moments of the dawn. 

Winter offers the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds. No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition is given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience.

Gear List

Summer Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.   

Winter Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves.

 

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.

 

Fitness and Experience

A reasonably good level of fitness is required. If you are concerned about your fitness please let your guide know before commencing the walk, as there are options we can discuss with you. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.

 

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.

 

Terms and Conditions

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour. We do not guarantee reaching the Ketatahi end. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing our exact route for the day.

Meeting times during October may change depending on track conditions and snow levels on track. 

 

Duration

1 day

    • Professional and qualified guide/s
    • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village)
    • Lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking) until 31 Mar 2021 not included after that
    • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
    • Footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance
  • Day 1 : Summer Premium Group – Tongariro Alpine Crossing
    Our guided trips provide you with a personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. Your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your Ketetahi 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. In Summer experience the landscape of Tongariro, peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes. In Winter, enjoy the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds. No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition are given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience.
    Meals :Lunch

  • 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: 8:00am

    Return: 5:30pm

    Winter

    Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am

    Return: 5:30pm

    *Meeting times during October may change depending on track conditions and snow levels on track. It is essential that you call Adrift Tongariro between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to confirm tour departure time. +64 7892 2751.

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

    Whakapapa Village $35pp.

    Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 5:30pm  Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 5:30pm

    Turangi $125pp

    Summer Pick up 7:15am / Return 5:45pm  Winter Pick up 6:15am / Return 5:45pm

    Ohakune $125pp

    Summer Pick up 7:30am / Return 6:00pm  Winter N/A

    Taupo CBD $225pp

    Summer Pick up 6:20am / Return 6:30pm  Winter Pick up 5:20am / Return 6:30pm

    • All times are approximate
    • All transfers require a minimum of 2 people.
  • Return Transfers

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

    Whakapapa Village $35pp.

    Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 5:30pm  Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 5:30pm

    Turangi $125pp

    Summer Pick up 7:15am / Return 5:45pm  Winter Pick up 6:15am / Return 5:45pm

    Ohakune $125pp

    Summer Pick up 7:30am / Return 6:00pm  Winter N/A

    Taupo CBD $225pp

    Summer Pick up 6:20am / Return 6:30pm  Winter Pick up 5:20am / Return 6:30pm

    • All times are approximate
    • All transfers require a minimum of 2 people.

    Lunch
    Is not included if you are travelling after 31 March 2021 but you can order this as an additional item for $25pp at time of booking (vegetarian options available).

Language

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Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures

Activity ID: W-7609

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