Tongariro Crossing

Off State Highway 47
Whakapapa Village, Waikato
A spectacular all day walk between Mangatepopo Rd and Ketetahi Rd. Allow 7-9 hours. The walk follows part of the route of one of the Great Walks - the Tongariro North Circuit. It is also part of 'Te Araroa - The Long Pathway'.

Commercial transport is available to allow you to make the road connections. Crossing Transport can be arranged from Taupo, Whakapapa and Turangi so you can stay in any of these places.

The Tongariro Crossing features as a tour on the DayOut IPhone app. This can be used on your IPhone without the need to have a data connection.

Commercial guided tours are available in summer and winter - see the Bookit link.

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  • Crossing South Crater
    Crossing South Crater
  • Start of the Tongariro Crossing
    Start of the Tongariro Crossing
  • Tongariro Crossing Location
    Tongariro Crossing Location
  • The Blue Lake
    The Blue Lake
  • The Emerald lakes
    The Emerald lakes
  • The Red Crater #1
    The Red Crater #1
  • the Red Crater #2
    the Red Crater #2
  • Rim of the Southern Crater
    Rim of the Southern Crater
  • Point of no return
    Point of no return
  • Beginning the descent
    Beginning the descent
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