Half Day Tongariro Alpine Guided Group Walk

From $250

per person


Located in the Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO Dual World Heritage site, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is New Zealand’s best one-day walk. This 20.4km trek takes around 7-8 hours to complete and crosses a spectacular landscape of lava flows, steaming vents and crater lakes. Shaped by volcanic and glacial activity over the last 275,000 years, the crossing offers a unique experience, found nowhere else in New Zealand.


Start on the Tongariro Crossing track and experience some of its splendour as you walk amongst the volcanoes up to the Soda Springs waterfall.


  • Guide/s
  • Winter equipment: Crampons, ice axe and helmet if needed
  • Additional boot and clothing hire Included to the value of NZD$40
  • Transport between the start/end of the walk and the Adrift Tongariro base included

Activity Date

21 Nov

Additional Information:

It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am – 5:00pm the day prior to the trip date to confirm the tour departure time and discuss exact timings. Ph: +64 7892 2751
Fitness Requirements
A low level of fitness is required. Walking time is about 3.5 hours including stops and a stop at Soda Springs. The walk is 10 – 12 kms and our walking pace is about 3 kms per hour which is easily achievable for just about everyone. The gradients on this walk are easy and there are no steep inclines or declines.
Gear Requirements
– Water (1.5-2 litres)
– Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc)
– Sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
– Backpack per person
– Hiking boots/shoes
– Walking trousers
– 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers)
– Waterproof raincoat
– Own lunch if not ordered at time of booking
Gear Hire
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need.
Boots: $20
Clothing items: $10 each (thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops) Clothing accessories: $5 each (socks, gloves, warm hats, sun hats and sunglasses)
Day backpacks: $10 each
Walking poles: $5 each

From $250

per person

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