Arguably New Zealand's best day hike, Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the Great Walks of New Zealand and a must-do for active travellers visiting Taupo


Challenge yourself on a full-day hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand's Great Walks, or opt for an easier trail within Tongariro National Park. Your private guide will tailor your day to suit your preferred level of activity and the conditions. Highlights include viewing Mount Doom and Blue Lakes, and learning about the vast volcanic region from your local guide. Lunch is enjoyed on the trail. This is a day to remember.


Year-round (snow shoes required in Winter)

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When is the best time to hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

This trail can be hiked at any time of year however the most stable weather conditions are during summer.

What weather should I expect in New Zealand’s North Island?

The weather in New Zealand's North Island is sub-tropical.