Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience

​Our tour starts by from Auckland city centre from where we pick you up from, then you’ll enjoy a 5 hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a scenic stop or two for taking picturesque photos of New Zealand's lush countryside.  

 

We then arrive at our first destination to experience Huka Falls. 

  • Stopover & Visit Huka Falls on the way from Auckland to Tongariro National Park

  • At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11meter high waterfall. The previously placid waters roar and rumble at great speed along the ravine before bursting out over Huka Falls to crash into the turbulent pool 11 metres below. A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the powerful display of water blasting by -. If you'd like to see the power and fury of the falls up close, try a jet boat ride or river cruise.

We then continue to travel down to Tongariro National Park and stopover in Lake Taupo

  • The beautiful Lake Taupō is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really. Taupō was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. 

  • Taupō is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. The Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, which can only be seen from the water, make for a great boat trip or kayaking excursion. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience.

  • But what Taupō is really known for is fishing. The town of Turangi has the largest natural trout fishery in the world; this is the place to cast a line and look for the big one. Turangi also happens to provide a convenient base for exploring Tongariro National Park, whether it be walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (New Zealand's most popular day walk) or skiing at Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields.

We then arrive at Tongariro National Park to spend the night before the 19.4km trek next day

  • Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek.

  • The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it's among the top ten single-day treks in the world.

  • Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

  • Many who complete the 19.4-kilometer journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.

After the great hike, we then start heading back to Auckland City Centre and the tour comes to a memorable end!

 


 

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • Free Admission at Huka Falls

  • Free Admission at Lake Taupo

  • Admission & Self-Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttles (Return Transport)

  • 1 Night Accommodation at Tongariro National Park (Lodge Type)

  • Complimentary Breakfast & Packed Lunch at Tongariro National Park

  • Wi-Fi (At Tongariro) - 10GB/24 Hours

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

Tour Duration: 1 Night & 2 Days

Pickup Time: 06:00 am

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+64 21 026 60993

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