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.
Traveling as two or more: NZ$220.00 per person, Shared Group rate. Groups no larger than 8 per guide.
Traveling Solo: if you book in on a Shared Group Trip for NZ$220.00, but no-one else has booked for that trip, we will only charge a single person surcharge of an additional NZ$140.00 (making it a total of NZ$360.00) on the day if we have to run a trip just for you. You can email or message us to check.
Private Guided trip: NZ$345.00 per person for two or more people.
Private Guided Solo Traveler: NZ$495.00 guarantees it will just be you and the Guide on the trip.