Option 1: Walk the whole way. Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Check out our Walk Calendar. He works with his carefully chosen team, to provide exceptional guided hiking tours, including the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in both Summer and Winter. The walk is along a track and up a short series of steps, to the top of one of the mounds. Mt. DOC also has a number of 'Serviced' and 'Basic' huts in other parts of the park. The Tongariro Crossing or also commonly called the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, is one of the most popular of the 9 ‘Great Walks’ designated by the Department of Conservation. You will see a range of vegetation along the track, and on a clear day offers spectacular views of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe. Refer to Tongariro National Park map 273-04, or Topo50 map BJ34 Mount Ruapehu. Begins 5 km below Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre on SH 48. Tongariro Guided Walks (formerly known as Walking Places) has operated as a premium guided walking provider since 2004. The Tongariro Hiking Tour departs once a week (usually Tuesday afternoons) between November to April. Enjoy the fresh mountain air with one foot in front of the other in Our Greater Outdoors. This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features. Whakapapa Nature Walk Family friendly 15 minute sealed loop track which gives a glimpse of the unique flora of Tongariro National Park. New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it tracks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Below is a great video taken in the Tongariro National Park To view a map of National Park Villages and surrounding area's, Click Here. With forest reserves, waterfalls, conservation areas and two major National Parks, Ruapehu is New Zealand's premier walking and hiking destination. All you need to know about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We guide every day and guarantee trip departures with wind, rain, snow and shine.

Pick up from Rotorua or Taupo is included, or you can self-drive to the lodge or catch the train from Auckland or Wellington. Time: 7 hr return Distance: 10 km. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it tracks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. Your guide ensures that you are fully prepared and equipped for the rugged terrain of Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on New Zealand’s North Island. Expect to walk for several miles in a spectacular wilderness of alpine lakes and mountain springs, with views of active volcanoes. Tongariro National Park is an exciting adventure playground for hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, a place of extremes, a place you can explore from our villages. Our guides are personable, qualified and ready to guide you on one of New Zealand’s best 1-day walks.

Route, Map, Transport, Shuttle, What to take and wear to plan your trip. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007. Mount Tongariro is a compound volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of the North Island of New Zealand.