Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Get ready for an outdoor adventure among some of New Zealand's best volcanic scenery at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Linking Mangatepopo and Ketetahi hot springs, this hiking trail leads you past three active volcanoes, colorful mineral-filled lakes, steaming fumaroles, and boiling springs. With a length of 19.4 km (12.1 mi) and frequent rugged terrain, the trek requires a reasonable level of fitness, adequate equipment, and, importantly, sufficient amounts of drinking water. During the summer numerous shuttles operate between the two trailheads and connect them to the nearby towns. In the winter, however, very few shuttles run; avoid long waits or having to walk back to your car by taking one of the guided tours that includes a bus transfer. Make Tongariro Alpine Crossing a part of your Tongariro National Park vacation plans using our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • I worked for three months in a hotel in the National Park in Exchange for accommodation and meals. In return, I got all tracks of that region, I went by foot, bike and chopper. The NZ was a great experience in my life and certainly go through Tongariro was one of the best experiences I take for life
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  • It's my 3rd time on this amazing trek and this time in winter it's a very different experience. We hiked from Mangatepopo Rd car park to Red crater and return the same way. It is important to be well ...  read more »
  • Was quite nervous because it did not have the trekking shoes, in sneakers kinda tough even without Paul, and lack of exercise, but less than to climb without problems. Was really done by a series of spectacular. Stay in Taupo and the staff Tongariro round-trip bus from Taupo backpackers reception. Was sore the next day, but look at this foot North Island's best views, it was a good experience. Absolutely recommended.
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