806 Lake Rotoaira Road,

Otukou

Tongariro National Park

New Zealand

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Tongariro Crossing Transport

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Tongariro Hike

What to Expect on a Tongariro Hike

The Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand. The park itself covers over 800,000 hectares of varied terrain ranging from alpine bliss to volcanic mountain peaks, to rivers with cascading waterfalls. Located on the North island, this national park brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each and every year to share the beauty the Turangi area has to offer. There are several environments to enjoy on a Tongariro hike. The type of conditions experienced on your hike will be dependent on the type of hike you decide to embark on. It is always advisable to check the weather in the area prior to leaving for the day. Be sure to wear sturdy and supportive footwear, as the terrain can often contain sharp or loose rocks and gravel. Pack sunscreen and gloves for the changing weather conditions. Always pack more than enough water on your trip. It is best to be prepared for any scenario, including any emergencies that might occur along the hike. During winter months, it is not uncommon to encounter snow, so be sure to have waterproof gear and a raincoat packed.
                         
Hiring Tongariro crossing transport is advisable for hikers in the area. The hike through the alpine crossing is quite long, almost 20km. This one-way route takes on average between six and eight hours to complete. The hike is filled with varied terrain which can be steep at some points. Toilets are available along the hike, spaced out about every one to two hours. Many experienced hikers are astonished at just how quickly the weather can change through the crossing, so always be prepared for the elements. After completing the hike, having a Tongariro crossing transport is pivotal to get you back to your accommodations for the night. With three different locations available, Active Outdoor Adventures can help solve logistic challenges. We are able to drop you off and pick you up from the alpine crossing, so that you can complete the crossing without having to worry about a return trip. With shuttle services to Turangi, Aoa, and Round we have your transportation needs covered.