Some of our tracks are very well formed, and might be fine with regular sports shoes, but sturdy hiking boots are the best footwear to cope with the uneven terrain, and are essential if there is any snow lying on the track, or we are expecting to wear crampons . Tongariro Guided Walks has a range of boots available for smaller groups days. We will discuss this with you at the time of booking, but do let us know if you think you need help with this.
Walking poles are becoming increasingly popular, so bring your own, or Tongariro Guided Walks can provide some on the day. We encourage the use of rubber tips on the spike of the poles, to prevent damage to the tracks and track edges.
Don’t forget any personal medication that you may need to have with you, and for your safety and comfort you will be asked a few questions regarding your current health, to ensure that you have the best possible day. Even the ‘flu a few days prior to your walk could affect you more than you may expect at altitude.