Sunrise Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: National Park Village, NZ
- Product code: GWSUNTAC
With the Milky Way at your fingertips and shooting stars streaming in the clarity that only the pre-dawn can achieve, come and see the sunrise at Red Crater and enjoy breakfast alfresco.
Sunrise tours route taken often varies between the standard route to the standard route in reverse, and sometimes a route that takes us back to the start. The route picked is dependent on weather conditions time of year and your needs and ability. The sunrise route is the same route as the daytime tour but with one obvious exception ... NO CROWDS!
Guide/s, return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base, breakfast, all equipment required (including head-torches), footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need up to a $40 free allowance ($10 per item).
Pick up / Drop off
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base.
Departure times will be advised in accordance with the changing sunrise times. Summer only.
Pick up: These vary in accordance with the changing sunrise times. Departure times from the Adrift Tongariro base vary between 1.30am-3.00am. If possible, we would prefer to meet clients the day prior between 3pm-6pm to check clothing requirements etc. This will make for a quick morning departure.
Drop off: Depending on the time of the year, drop off times to the Adrift Tongariro base will vary between 9.30am-11.00am
- All times are approximate
- Return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are included in the price.
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. Breakfast is provided.
Gear For Hire
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire 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 may be able to offer if your concerns come to fruition. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.