Tongariro Alpine Crossing-Summer/Autumn

The December 2020 unrest of Mt Ruapehu does not affect the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in any way. Join us to find out why this is often referred to as the best one day walk in New Zealand, (if not the world), with a Guide who will reveal some of the secrets of this stunning area. Contact us for more details and we can create a unique experience just for you. We create 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: Challenging

Allow: 7-9 hours

Distance: 19.4km

Climb- 776m Descent- 1126m

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging one-day alpine trek across an active volcano which covers a little over 19km (12 miles), experiencing a varied range of landforms and views. This track passes through areas of fascinating geology and is of great cultural significance, as it heads up and over Mt Tongariro. The direction that we walk this track makes good sense, climbing some 776m (or 2528ft), but descending a total of 1126m (or 3716ft)!

Built by fiery eruptions and sculpted by glaciers, learn about the significance of Tongariro to those who live nearby, and the history of this, the first Dual World Heritage National Park in New Zealand.


Group Guided Tours - NZ$295.00 per person Includes All Gear Hire & Equipment. 

Groups no larger than 8 per guide.

Traveling Solo: if you book in on a Shared Group Trip for NZ$295.00, 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 - ​Available upon request. 

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 The Department of Conservation has produced the following document showing the potential volcanic hazards affecting the Tongariro Alpine Crossing  Even when the tracks are open, volcanic risk is present. If you are uncomfortable with this risk, please contact us.


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

Tongariro Alpine Crossing-Summer/Autumn Photo Gallery