Private Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

From NZD $600.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: National Park Village, NZ
  • Product code: GWEXTAC

Enjoy the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a private guide from Adrift Tongariro. This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one-day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

Our privately guided trips provide you with a really personal, informative and friendly experience you will never forget. The beautiful scenery does a lot of the work for us but we have tailored this trip your group is private to you, your guides are well informed and keep you safe by constantly assessing the weather and track conditions, timing for your Ketetahi personalised transport pick-up, and other little details that will maximise your enjoyment. They can also tailor the trip to accommodate different fitness levels and avoid weather-exposed sections or crowded areas.

Summer offers a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. There is a vast array of colours and textures created from Sulphur, Aluminium, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. In summer this track can get crowded and where possible, we take our clients away from the masses while making sure that the popular sights are still experienced.

Winter offers the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds. No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition is given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience.

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour. We do not guarantee reaching the Ketatahi end.  Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing our exact route for the day.

Please note: A minimum of two people are required to offer this private tour. Subsequent bookings over and above two people can book at the standard premium tour rate.


Price Includes

Private guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking), crampons and ice axes if required for winter conditions, all clothing and footwear hire.



Timings

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.

Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September)

Summer

Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 8:00am

Return: 5:30pm

Winter

Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am

Return: 5:30pm

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.


Private Return Transfers

Private return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. Private return transfer clients have the luxury of a later start time which can be discussed with Adrift Tongariro. For full terms and conditions click here. Summer (1 October - 30 April), Winter (1 May - 30 September).

Whakapapa Village $500 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+

Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 5:30pm  Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 5:30pm

Turangi $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+

SummerPick up 7:15am / Return 5:45pm  Winter Pick up 6:15am / Return 5:45pm

Ohakune $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+

Summer Pick up 7:30am / Return 6:00pm  Winter N/A

Taupo CBD $850 for first 3 pax, $225pp for pax 4+

Summer Pick up 6:20am / Return 6:30pm  Winter Pick up 5:20am / Return 6:30pm


Gear List

Summer

Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.   

Winter

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.


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.


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 can discuss with you.  Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.


Re-confirmation

It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings.  +64 7892 2751.


Terms and Conditions

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour. We do not guarantee reaching the Ketatahi end. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing our exact route for the day.

For full terms and conditions click here.