Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk (including Lord of the Rings Highlights)

From NZD $175.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: National Park, NZ
  • Product code: GWVELOTRHD

If for whatever reason you are unable to spend the day walking the Tongariro Crossing but want to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park then the 4 hour Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk is for you.

Where possible we will start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs before returning to the start. At Soda Spirngs we give you the option to upgrade to the full day walk and join in with the full day guided party to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There is an additional $50pp fee for this upgrade.

Additionally If there is anyone in the group who is unable to walk for the 4 hours on the Tongariro Crossing Track then we as a group will chose the option of driving to view points which require less physicality. We have a menu of smaller walks we can enjoy to ensure you get to see and enjoy all you can in the 4 hours. We will talk and show you all things relevant to Tongariro and New Zealand including recent and past eruptions geology flora and fauna discovery and settlement of NZ myths and legends and last but not least Lord of the Rings filming sites included and not included in the trilogy.

Here are some of the most popular Tongariro sites we choose from take you to see in the 4 hours:

Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls, Meads Wall.


Price Includes

Guide/s, return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base, all equipment required, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need up to a $40 free allowance ($10 per item). 


Transfers: Pick up / Drop off 

All tours start and finish at the Adrift Tongariro base. Morning or afternoon tours available.  

Summer

Adrift Tongariro Base:   

Morning Tour: Pick up 8:00am / Drop off: 12.30pm       

Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm 

Whakapapa Village:   

Morning Tour: Pick up 7:45am / Drop off: 12.30pm       

Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:15pm / Drop off 5:30pm


Winter

Adrift Tongariro Base:   

Morning Tour: Pick up 7:00am / Drop off: 12.30pm       

Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm 

Whakapapa Village:   

Morning Tour: Pick up 6:45am / Drop off: 12.30pm       

Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:15pm / Drop off 5:30pm

  • All times are approximate
  • Summer 1 October - 30 April, Winter 1 May - 30 September
  • Return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are included in the price. 
  • All other transfers an additional charge applies. 


Gear List

Water, outdoor shoes with grip, long walking pants, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.


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.