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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience

Immerse yourself with panoramic views of an ancient volcanic resting ground. Experience the trek across a dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes all with stunning views. Walk the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a World Heritage site, celebrated for both its cultural and spectacular natural significance and at the centre of sparkling Lake Taupo, the great inland sea of New Zealand, witness the snow-blanketed winter ski fields, thundering Huka Falls, steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs.

Duration

Two Nights &

Three Days

Location

Auckland City, 

Waitomo Caves,

Tongariro & Taupō

Tour Type

Scenic Tours

Overnight Experience

Price From

NZ $999

Per Person

Tour Summary

Immerse yourself with panoramic views of an ancient volcanic resting ground. Experience the trek across a dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes all with stunning views. Walk the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a World Heritage site, celebrated for both its cultural and spectacular natural significance and at the centre of sparkling Lake Taupo, the great inland sea of New Zealand, witness the snow-blanketed winter ski fields, thundering Huka Falls, steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Waitomo Glow Worm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience. Overnight Stay in Tongariro National Park Village.

  • Day 2: Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience. Overnight Stay in Tongariro National Park Village.

  • Day 3: Lake Taupō Māori Rock Carvings Cruise, Huka Falls, Huka Honey Hive & Honey Tasting. Return back to Auckland.

Tour Highlights

 

Day 1

  • Visit the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and witness its unique volcanic features

  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres

  • Walk through the surreal lunar-like environment to witness the volcanic wonders

  • Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim

  • Admire the Primrose Terraces, a set of glistening steps

  • Enjoy the largest freshwater lake in NZ, one of the main attractions

  • Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along the lakeside

  • Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls

  • Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge

  • Admire beautiful Waikato scenery and look out for native bird life

Day 2

  • Discover the spectacular beauty and variety of Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  • Start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs

  • Embark on a guided hike over the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  • See volcanic terrain, emerald lakes, and stunning red craters

  • Learn about past eruptions, geology, and local flora and fauna

  • Pick up insights from your knowledgeable guides

Day 3

  • Marvel at panoramic views of Lake Taupō on an eco-friendly vessel with no noise, fumes or pollution

  • Visit the largest rock carving of this type in the world - only accessible by boat!

  • Sail in a lovingly restored white classic sailing yacht

  • Unique Perspective – explore the culture, history and sustainability of the region

  • Get a chance to hoist the sails & steer the wheel

  • Step into the glorious world of the honeybee!

  • Discover pure New Zealand honey in the heart of Taupō

  • Free honey, mead and liqueur tastings, live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays

Journey Inclusions

  • Fully guided private return transfers from Auckland.

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland.

  • Complimentary refreshments and water onboard.

  • Complimentary high-speed Internet on-board the minibus.

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey.

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination.

  • Luxurious temperature-controlled transportation in a minibus.

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities.

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish.

Tour Inclusions

  • Admission to self-guided walk at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

  • Admission to Lady Knox Geyser

  • Admission to the mighty and majestic Huka falls

  • Visit to the stunning lake city of Taupō waterfront

  • Admission to self-guided Tongariro Crossing experience & Shuttle

  • Admission to Māori Rock Carving Cruise at Lake Taupō

  • Admission to New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products

  • Free tastings of 100% pure New Zealand honey, honey wine (mead) and liqueurs

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