Tongariro Guided Walks offers quality guided walking experiences on tracks in and around the Tongariro National Park, Aotearoa New Zealand's very first World Heritage site.
The recent (Dec 2020) increase in detected volcanic unrest at the Crater Lake of Mt Ruapehu does not affect any of the walks that we offer. Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe are not affected by changes to Mt Ruapehu, their magma chambers are not connected The walks that we offer, like the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, or even the walks at the base of Mt Ruapehu more than far enough away from the summit area that minor unrest such as this poses no problem.
With the international borders closed we have some special deals operating, we know that there are still plenty of people keen to get out and explore.
Specialising in small groups and Private tours, our knowledgeable, caring guides can also manage large groups in a way that makes each person, on every trip, feel that they have gained insights into the landscape, its people and its history. We have your comfort and safety in mind.
The tragic eruption that occurred on Whakaari/White Island on Monday 9 December 2019 has not had any affect on any of the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. These continue to be monitored by the appropriate Government Agencies. There is always some degree of volcanic risk, but we heed the advice found at https://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano.
Tongariro Guided Walks (formerly known as Walking Places) has operated as a premium guided walking provider since 2004. Terry Blumhardt, is the Owner and Head Guide. He works with his carefully chosen team, to provide exceptional guided hiking tours, including the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in both Summer and Winter.