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.



The peaks and waterways are sacred to the local iwi/kaitiaki. 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 our 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.


​Please refer to ''National Park Shuttles website for terms and conditions.


Tongariro Alpine Crossing return trip from National Park.

Service provided by "National Park Shuttles"


$40 per person


Depart - 7 am, 8:30 am 

Return - 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm & 5:30pm


We can cater to large groups. Single bookings welcome, all subject to availability.

Group discounts are available.

For inquiries click here.


  • Knowledgeable local drivers.


  • 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.


National Park Shuttles will deliver you to the door way of a very unique,world renown trek 'The Tongariro Alpine Crossing'. You will not be disappointed by the natural landscapes and most beautiful views that you will come upon. As we take you to your destination you will be graced with a unique cultural experience. We endeavour to get you to your 'next conXtion' and to help make your experience, a memorable one.  

We have changed our location pickups to enable a better transition for clients as well as less stress of which bus to board.  Pick up times in the morning with possibility of time variance due to location pickups. Please be ready to depart 15 minutes before the requested pick up time. 

Our pick up times at the finish (Ketetahi car park) are tailored to suit our customers which is arranged on the day.  We want you to enjoy your time whilst trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. No worries about missing your transport, or stress about being left behind. 

Allow 35 minutes drive to the start from National Park Village and 45 minutes for the journey home. These times will vary if your location is out of National Park Village. Sit back and enjoy your journey. We hope you will be delighted by your experience from start to finish.  

Drop off at Mangatepopo Car Park, where you will begin.

Pick up at the finish, Ketetahi Car Park.

Delivered back to where you first boarded the shuttle.

Do not worry about missing your shuttle as NO  ONE  IS  LEFT  BEHIND. Our guarantee

806 Lake Rotoaira Road,


Tongariro National Park

New Zealand

(027) 228-4831

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