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Tongariro Alpine Crossing return shuttle from Taupo

Tongariro Alpine Crossing return shuttle from Taupo

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the best one-day trek in New Zealand. It is 19.4 km (12 mile) through volcanic alpine terrain. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located in the Tongariro National Park - New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site. Come and see for yourself the famous Red Crater, Emerald lakes and dramatic landscape. Tongariro Expeditions offer return transport to and from your accommodation in Taupo (as long as it is in the town centre). Weather updates are sent to you prior to your day and in the morning you receive a map and information sheet.


NZ$ 130.00

Per Person


  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  • Door to door shuttle service

  • Emerald Lakes, red crater, Mt Ngauruhoe, Blue Lake and dramatic volcanic landscape

  • Map and information sheet

  • Weather updates and advice


Full Description

Taupo return shuttle picks you up from your accommodation if you are central or from the Taupo information centre.  You are then taken on a 1.5 hour drive to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing at Mangatepopo car park.  You are given a map and information sheet.  You hike for 6-7 hours and we meet you at the ketetahi car park in the afternoon to then take you back to your original pick up location. 


Map and information sheet

Shuttle to and from the track from Taupo

Meeting Point

This is to be confirmed as we can pick up from most accommodation places in Taupo town.  If you are staying out of town we pick up from the Taupo information centre on Tongariro Street.

Additional Information

Please be at your pick up location 10 mins before your pick up time. There is no contact number in the morning to check out your pick up spot the day before and if you have any questions email us prior to your trip so you are confident with where to wait.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


NZ$ 130.00

Per Person

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