Tama Lakes

Now that Aotearoa is at Covid19 Alert Level 1, we are operating small tours with special pricing for the rest of 2020. Contact us for more details and we can create a unique experience just for you. We operate these trips on demand, so if you're a solo traveler, please contact us to check if there is a trip you can join on to.

Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 17km Allow: 6-7 hours Climb: 320m Descent: 320m

A well formed track leads out to the Lower Tama Lake, some of the most ancient craters of this World Heritage Area. An optional climb on natural surfaces leads to a second lake hidden on the flanks of Mount Ngauruhoe. The open spaces of the Tama Saddle are filled with hardy alpine plant life, testament to nature's resolve. This track returns via the spectacular Taranaki Falls, and the cool shade of a small enclave of mountain Beech forest.

Tama Lakes is a moderate difficulty day hike. It is a great alternative from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as you won't gain as much altitude, therefore you might be lucky enough to escape some bad weather.


Group Guided Tours - NZ$225.00 per person for two or three persons, 4th person for just NZ$95.00!  

Groups no larger than 8 per guide.

Traveling Solo: if you book in on a Shared Group Trip for NZ$225.00, but no-one else has booked for that trip, we will let you know if another joins your date. We do require a minimum of 2 persons for a tour to go ahead.

You can email or message us to check.  

Private Guided Tour - ‚ÄčNZ$445.00 per person for two or more people.

Private Guided Solo Traveller available : NZ$595.00 guarantees it will just be you and the Guide on the trip.


  • Boots
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Lunches extra charge
  • National Park Vill. pick-up & drop-off
  • Whakapapa Vill. pick-up & drop-off

Tama Lakes Photo Gallery