Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer From Turangi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    Departs Turangi at 5 am to return at 2 pm, , Departs Turangi at 6 am to return at 3 pm, , Departs Turangi at 7 am to return at 4 pm, , Departs Turangi at 8 am to return at 5 pm, , *Please be ready at .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Please inform us of your Turangi accommodation address or you may park at the Turangi iSITE visitors center carpark, do inform us.
  • Return Details :
    Your located Turangi accommodation or as arranged with management.


Bring on summertime when its great to get outdoors and do NZs Best ONE DAY hike over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This can take between 5 to 8 hours depending on personal health, fitness, the pace you set yourself and of course how many photos you take your safety is paramount! Enjoy a return transfer from Turangi township to the beginning of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing at Mangatepopo Road and ending at Ketetahi Road, with local commentary and stories along the way. Visitors care is ensured whilst enjoying the mesmerising panoramic views of the central North Island volcanic landscape on journey to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Transfers are self-guided and include our unique Maori cultural experience, safety photography, walking poles, and a cold drink at the END. Department of Conservation Transport Approved and New Zealand Tourism Qualmark Visitors Transport Endorsed for your Quality Assurance. Secure your seat-limited spaces and BOOK NOW.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your day begins when you are picked up from your centrally located Turangi accommodation dependent on which departure time you choose. With the local knowledge and stories, you are driven in the vans to New Zealands best one-day hike. The earlier you start your day, you will enjoy the sunrise with lesser crowds.Smaller personal service.

On transfer to the beginning of the track at Mangatepopo Road which will take around 45-minutes. You will arrive at the platform and have a unique Maori cultural experience where everyone gathers together. A speech in Maori is given with acknowledgements and respect as well as singing a waiata song which is then explained in English (approximately 5-minutes in total).

After the korero in Maori, and English, there will then be a team photo, first one for safety, second one for fun! This photo is available free from the social media pages and website.

You can use the walking poles for free as you self-guide hike. Very useful when descending down from off the mountain or just to help to take that little extra pressure off your legs.

You will be picked up at the end of your hike in the afternoon from the end of the track at Ketetahi Carpark Road. You will be greeted with your choice of either a free cold drink of a bottle of water or New Zealands world famous L&P fizzy drink - your life saver!

Be aware of the mountains live volcanic terrain and be aware of the weather conditions. Think smart and be prepared and equipped.

Important information for your safety (5 simple rules):
1. Plan Your Trip (Seek local knowledge and plan the route you take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect to take) Staying on track is advised.
2. Tell Someone (Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned).
3. Be aware of the weather (New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes).
4. Know your limits (Challenge yourself within your physical limits and enjoy your experience).
5. Take sufficient supplies (Food and water, 1st aid kit, extra clothing avoid cotton/denim jeans. Bring sunscreen, wet weather gear, sturdy footwear, headlamp, toilet paper). What you 'pack in' you 'pack out' (bring back with you).


  • Transport transfer return from Turangi
  • Local friendlycommentary
  • Unique local Maori Cultural acknowledgements
  • Free photography available from the social media pages
  • Free usage of walking poles
  • Free cold drink at the end


  • Hiking guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Boots or Clothing

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If you have any medical concerns please seek advice from a legal Practitioner before attempting any outdoor activities. Participation is at your own risk and therefore no further liability will be made towards the transport operator.