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
Summiting Mt Ngaruhoe (Mt Doom) is now prohibited due to the peaks and waterways being sacred to the maori people and 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 48 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 50% 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.
Alpine Crossing Return from Turangi
$55 per person
Depart - 5:30 am, 7:00 am, *8:30 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.
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 of the crossing 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 OR 4:30pm.
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.
(Click here for directions or show our location on a map)