Check the weather forecast before you book to ensure the weather is suitable.
We may change the departure times or cancel shuttles at short notice due to the extremely changeable weather conditions.
We will not operate on days where the weather conditions may put you at risk.
We do not recommend taking children under 8 years of age.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The peaks and waterways are sacred to the local iwi who are kaitiaki, guardians of the mountains. It is an offense to summit the peaks and touch the water ways. Summiting also adds 2 hours to the hike and you may miss the last shuttle.
If you miss the last shuttle due to circumstances within your control you will be charged a late fee of $25 per person.
We reserve the right to cancel your shuttle at short notice due to changes in the weather forecast before departure. In this instance, we offer a transfer of your ticket to another day of your choice or a full refund.
Any cancellations made by you within 24 hours of tour date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
If the track becomes unsafe due to bad weather after arriving at the start point we will advise you for your safety not to proceed with the hike and you will be offered a full refund or a transfer of your ticket to another day.
If you choose not to proceed after arriving at the start point for whatever reason you will not be refunded.
If you are late and miss the shuttle you will not be refunded. If there is availability we will attempt to reschedule you on the next shuttle for that day.
You will lose any booking fees or credit card fees with all refund options.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Return from AOA Private Car Park
Camping: Very basic overnight stay, ideal for self contained campers. Only available to those who book a shuttle with us.
Camp price: $20 per car, up to 4 people. Add as an extra when you book the shuttle.
$35 per person
Depart - 5:50 am, 7:50 am
Return - 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
*Our 8:30 am shuttle is only recommended for fast hikers OR our one way option as you may miss our last afternoon shuttle.
NO NEED TO BOOK A RETURN TIME. JUST ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE HIKE AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT SHUTTLE.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
29 Passengers. Single bookings welcome, all subject to availability.
Group discounts are available. people.
For inquiries click here.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Knowledgeable local drivers.
Free use of walking poles.
1 free cold beverage after you’re hike.
WHAT TO BRING
Strong comfortable shoes: No slip on shoes
Sun protection: Hat, Glasses, Sun cream SPF 30+
Warm clothing: The weather can change suddenly
Waterproof Trousers & Jacket: Just in case
Water: 3 litres per person
Mobile phone: In case of an emergency
Snacks: To keep energy levels up
Our shuttle will pick you up from our private car park located on 46 and drop you off right on the start of the hike so you must be waiting at least 15 minutes before you’re departure time.
When you reach the end please wait for the shuttle at 2pm, 3:30pm & 4:30pm. No need to book.
Call us if you think you will not make it back in time for our last shuttle.
*Please note a call out fee of $25 per person will be charged if you are late under circumstances within you’re control.
The Tongariro Crossing is a challenging hike so you must choose an early morning departure if you require extra time on the track.
We may change the times or cancel at short notice due to the extremely changeable weather conditions.
Check the weather the day before or call us.