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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

“If I never hiked again, the memory of this vista could see me happily through the rest of my days”

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is known as ‘New Zealand’s best one day walk’, and each year, more than 100,000 people experience this spectacular trek.

Chateau Tongariro Hotel offers the ideal hotel accommodation during your hike experience.

The legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing takes you over volcanic terrain that is as varied as it is breath-taking.
You’ll see natural hot springs ‘hidden’ in the mountains, ancient lava formations, waterfalls that flow from crisp mountain streams, iridescent crater lakes (the Emerald Lakes, Blue Lake and the Red Crater) and lush forest.

This 7 to 8 hour journey is a ‘must-experience’ while visiting Tongariro National Park during summer or spring. 

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging alpine trek. Please refer to the Department of Conservation information sheet about items to take.

Click here to read Department of Conservation information on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape at the world-renowned Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks with Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures.  Be guided by the best with Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures.


For the latest Tongariro National Park Information and Media Releases CLICK HERE

Mt Ruapehu Summit Hazard Zone Restriction Lifted - READ HERE

Visit ROAM transport, for transport options around Tongariro National Park

Download the Project Tongariro Pocket Ranger application

Download the Department of Conservation Factsheet
Phone: +64 7 892 3809
NZ Freephone: 0800 CHATEAU (242 832)
Chateau Tongariro
State Highway 48, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
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