The Tongariro crossing shuttle can take you to either end of this track, but it is best to walk from Mangatepopo towards Ketetahi. These changes include a four hour time restriction for private vehicles at Mangatepopo Road’s end. This allows visitors to take short walks but those who want to complete the entire hike, which can take six to eight hours, will need to use shuttle transportation, according to DOC.
A packed lunch and up to date weather and mountain condition reports are available daily at reception. Return transfers from Tongariro Lodge to Tongariro Lodge are $55 each with our Tongariro Crossing Shuttle. 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.
School camps – group activities & camp safety management… Guided one to multi-day recreational activities (walking, kayaking, canoeing, biking/cycling) in Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, and central North Island rail trails. Our knowledgeable and expert hiking guide will reveal the secrets that make Tongariro Alpine Crossing so beloved.
One-day trekking in New Zealand is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek. It will take you from alpine meadows to mountain summits with breathtaking views. Read more about Tongarirocrossing.com shuttle explained here. You’ll walk across a lunar landscape of craters, pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like volcanic rocks… For those with their own transport and in adverse weather, this section offers a safe return day walk from the car park and the option of continuing on to the Soda springs. These toilet facilities are located at the end of the track at Ketetahi.
Shuttle services are available from Whakapapa Village and National Park Village, Turangi. Ohakune, Raetihi. They pick up visitors at the end of Mangatepopo Road and take them to the start. End of the hike at Ketetahi Road. Information about all approved operators can be found on the at i-sites in the region. We have over 35 years experience working and playing in the Tongariro National Park mountains. We know what it takes for you to do the best day hike in New Zealand.