27-mile trek through volcanic alpine landscapes in New Zealand

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

27-mile trek through volcanic alpine landscapes in New Zealand

November

to March

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5h 5m

FKT (Standard)

about the trek

What to Expect

The highest point along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – for most people – features a giant red crater and full panoramic views, the perfect reward to a challenging hike. But the next part of the trail isn’t easy just because it’s downhill. There’s a stretch of deep, steep scree that leaves just about everyone fearing for their lives. Fortunately, you’ll have views of brilliant turquoise and emerald pools to keep you going. As you get further down towards the water, they look more and more inviting, so much so that most people stop to picnic there before continuing on down to the car park. Hardcore adventurers can extend the journey with a detour to the top of Mt. Ngaharuru or Mt. Tongariro.

"A veritable playground for avid hikers the Tongariro has made a name for itself as one of the quintessential Kiwi experiences."

-Charli Moore

The highest point along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – for most people – features a giant red crater and full panoramic views, the perfect reward to a challenging hike. But the next part of the trail isn’t easy just because it’s downhill. There’s a stretch of deep, steep scree that leaves just about everyone fearing for their lives. Fortunately, you’ll have views of brilliant turquoise and emerald pools to keep you going. As you get further down towards the water, they look more and more inviting, so much so that most people stop to picnic there before continuing on down to the car park. Hardcore adventurers can extend the journey with a detour to the top of Mt. Ngaharuru or Mt. Tongariro.

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