2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk

From NZD $115.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: National Park Village, NZ
  • Product code: GWS2HR

This fantastic evening option is ideally suited for tour groups and individuals to maximise a travel day to or from
Tongariro National Park. This walk is also great for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but have limited time or fitness for the more strenuous full day treks.  This is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying this stunning time of day.  The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours in amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes. We pick and chose the exact route to suit the level of ability for the group for example, if walking on a pathless track is too difficult, we can change the route to something easier.

The route is selected from one of the following: 

We walk for approximately 60 – 80 minutes before selecting the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of New Zealand bubbles as we watch the sunset. Route options are a return trip starting on the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track,  Taranaki Falls loop track, return route out to sunset ridge or Meads Wall. Your guide will talk about the area with their local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. A memorable way to see the National Park with sunset lighting up a majestic Alpine setting.

The 2 hour sunset walk can be moved forward to a 2 hour day walk. This option is only available for groups on application.

Price Includes

Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, a glass of NZ bubbles, $40 of clothing
and footwear hire (boots $20, clothing $10 per item).   

Transfers from Whakapapa Village incur an additional costs see details below. 

Christmas and New Year Operations We will be closed on Christmas Day. Tour bookings for New Year’s Day will only be offered at a 100% surcharge on the normal tour rate and with a minimum of two pax. Boxing day and
January 2nd will incur at 50% surcharge on the normal tour rate, minimum of two pax.

Return Transfers

All tours start and finish at the Adrift Tongariro base. 

Departure times will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times. 

Return transfers between Whakapapa Village accommodation and the Adrift Tongariro base: $35pp minimum 2 persons.

We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.

Pick up and departure times

Adrift Tongariro Base and Whakapapa Village:   

These vary in accordance with the changing sunset times but are 2.5 hours prior to sunset and vary between 7:00pm Summer and 3:00pm Winter

Drop off and return times

Adrift Tongariro Base and Whakapapa Village:   

These vary in accordance with the changing sunset times but are approximately 30 mins after sunset.

  • Transfers are an additional service to the tour.
  • All times are approximate
  • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity is included in the price. 
  • All return transfers between accommodation and the Adrift Tongariro base, an additional charge applies as per above. 
  • All return transfers require a minimum of two persons to operate transfers.
  • All clients making their own way (self-drive) should meet at the Adrift base 2.5 hours before sunset.
  • If you have paid for transfers it is essential you phone the Adrift Tongariro base 24 hours prior to trip date to discuss exact timings.  +64 7892 2751.

Gear List

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

Gear Hire 

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal 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.


It is essential clients ring the Adrift Tongariro base 24 hours prior to trip departure to re-confirm their arrangements and meeting time.