The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is known as New Zealand’s best one day walk, and each year, more than 100,000 people experience this spectacular trek. The Tongariro National Park is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognizes the park’s important Maori culture and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Tongariro Lodge is the ideal base to enjoy the Tongariro Crossing. Whether you want to catch a Tongariro Crossing Shuttle, reserve accommodation or book a guide with lunch, we can help make your day more enjoyable. Our Tongariro Crossing options are explained below.
Fully Guided Experience
Let our expert and knowledgable hiking guide reveal the secrets that make the Tongariro Alpine Crossing so popular. Tongariro Lodge guides are highly qualified and knowledgable in respect to current track and weather conditions, the best scenic spots and recommending the very best experience for you. All guides have First Aid and safety qualifications.
Our Lodge is the ideal base to enjoy the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The start of the crossing is a short 30 minute scenic drive away.
The track passes over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. In the presence of active volcanoes you can experience some of the Tongariro National Park’s special gifts. A cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this a truly memorable experience.
This 7 to 8 hour day journey is a ‘must-experience’ while visiting New Zealand. Should the weather not be suitable for the crossing, alternative spectacular, one-day walks will be provided by our guide.
Non Guided Experience
A packed lunch and up to date weather and mountain condition reports are available daily at reception. Transportation cost on our Tongariro Crossing Shuttle is $50 per person for return transfers from Tongariro Lodge.