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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 $1,299

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

  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the tour of the iconic Glow-worm Caves.

  • Be captivated by thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat.

  • Stare up at thousands of glowing glow-worms above you.

  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics. 

  • Witness the history created over thousands of years.  

  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lit up above your head!

  • Discover Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour as you explore the Ruakuri cave.

  • Leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.

  • Marvel at unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glow-worms.

  • Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance.

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 self-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 45 minutes guided experience at Waitomo Glow Worm Cave.

  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Cave.

  • Admission to 90 minutes guided experience at Waitomo Ruakuri Cave.

  • Cafe style lunch at Waitomo.

  • 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.

  • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis including Breakfast.

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