Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Tongariro National Park / Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Get ready for an outdoor adventure among some of New Zealand's best volcanic scenery at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Linking Mangatepopo and Ketetahi hot springs, this hiking trail leads you past three active volcanoes, colorful mineral-filled lakes, steaming fumaroles, and boiling springs. With a length of 19.4 km (12.1 mi) and frequent rugged terrain, the trek requires a reasonable level of fitness, adequate equipment, and, importantly, sufficient amounts of drinking water. During the summer numerous shuttles operate between the two trailheads and connect them to the nearby towns. In the winter, however, very few shuttles run; avoid long waits or having to walk back to your car by taking one of the guided tours that includes a bus transfer. A visit to Tongariro Alpine Crossing represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary website to plot your vacation.
Tours to Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Full-Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $24
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Private Tour: 8-Day North Island Tour from Auckland Including Rotorua and Wellington BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $3,530
Duration: 8 days
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Reviews
MOUNT DOOM!!! I traveled halfway around the world to destroy the Sauron's Ring of Power...but I'm not much a hiker, and certainly I'm not going to survive the 8-9 hours of hiking it takes to do the fu... more »
Adepte de randonnées, c'est pour moi la plus belle ! Au coeur des volcans, les paysages somptueux défilent, tous plus beaux les uns que les autres. A faire absolument si vous avez un minimum de condit... more »A fan of hiking, this is for me the most beautiful! In the heart of the volcanoes, the sumptuous landscapes parade, each more beautiful than the other. Absolutely do if you have a minimum of physical condition!
Places to stay near Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Plan your trip to Tokaanu
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Tokaanu
Plans to Tongariro Alpine Crossing by other users
25 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium