Tongariro Crossing – Summer Activity

Destinations: National Park Village and Taupo

Duration: Three days/2 Nights

Trip Dates: Suitable to customer

The Low Down:

We depart from Auckland at 2:30pm for National Park arrival at 8pm, we will stop along the way to get snacks beer etc. Early start Saturday morning, jump on the one of the D.O.C. approved transport to the crossing. The track runs up the Mangatepopo Valley to Soda Springs, then up The Devils Staircase to the saddle between Tongariro and Ngauruhoe Mountains. Then climbs to The Red Crater (1886m), then down the scree slope to The Emerald Lakes. After passing the Green and Blue lakes the track sides around the northern slope of Tongariro, the track then winds its way down to the Ketetahi Hut, then to a gentle downhill track through lovely native bush to the pick up point at Ketetahi car park. After we pick you up we are off to Taupo for the night to party away all your pains after a long day hiking.

Note: This is an unguided trek

Optional Extras:

  • Skydiving
  • Bungy jumping @ Taupo bungy
  • Kayaking the beautiful Waikato river with a natural hot swim at the end

What to bring:

Very good walking shoes, Warm clothes, Snow jacket, thermals top & pants, Warm, waterproof gloves, warm socks, Beanie (warm hat), Sunscreen and lip balm, Sun Glasses, Swim suit and towel (for hot pools), Camera?Personal items, Day backpack, Lots of energy!

$295 per person*

Includes: 2 nights shared accommodation, 2 breakfasts, picnic style lunch for your day hiking, all transport, Tongariro crossing Shuttle: Morning drop off / Afternoon pick up, sightseeing, Natural hot pool.

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