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Get ready for an outdoor adventure among some of New Zealand's best volcanic scenery at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Linking Mangatepopo and Ketetahi hot springs, this hiking trail leads you past three active volcanoes, colorful mineral-filled lakes, steaming fumaroles, and boiling springs. With a length of 19.4 km (12.1 mi) and frequent rugged terrain, the trek requires a reasonable level of fitness, adequate equipment, and, importantly, sufficient amounts of drinking water. During the summer numerous shuttles operate between the two trailheads and connect them to the nearby towns. In the winter, however, very few shuttles run; avoid long waits or having to walk back to your car by taking one of the guided tours that includes a bus transfer. A visit to Tongariro Alpine Crossing represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary website to plot your vacation.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tours
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Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Reviews
Das war meine erste lange Wanderung, somit Mega anstrengend für mich. Die steilen Weg waren auch ein Herausforderung, fand den Weg an der Spitze nicht ganz ohne. Aber die Aussicht ist dafür atemberaub... more »That was my first long hike, so Mega exhausting for me. The steep road was also a challenge, finding the way at the top not quite without. But the view is breathtaking for that. I'm glad to have done it. Especially since we were also lucky with the weather.
Vi boede 15 min fra start hvor man kan bestille afhentning af shuttlebus. Start og slut er ikke samme sted så det er bedst med en shuttel alternativt en privat chauffør. Det er en utrolig fantastisk t... more »We stayed 15 min from the start where you can order pick up of the shuttle bus. Starting and ending is not the same place so it is best with a roundtrip alternative a private driver. It is an incredibly amazing trip, but you have to take the warnings of good physical too seriously. One is the climb with many stairs something completely different is the downturn in loose stones which is a trial if you are not used to walking in mountains. Highly recommend the trip if you are fit.
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