Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Taupo Kayaking Adventures


Join us on one of NZ Great Walks Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Which is rich in cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery . 19.4 Kilometers allow approx 7-8 hours in Summer, 8-9 hours in Winter. Small groups up to 8 people.

New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks, so rustic, unexplainable. Our hike starts at Mangatepopo Car Park where you will begin your climb through the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe. You will cross the South Crater before ascending again to the Red Crater, the highest point on the crossing at 1886m. We can stop for lunch after the Red Crater before descending a fairly steep volcanic rock scree track to the vivid Emerald Lakes and Blue Lakes below. It is mainly downhill from then on as the track slides around the northern slope of Tongariro, descends in a zigzag track down pass what was once Ketetahi Hut to the road end.

Opening times

Business hours
8.30am to 5.30pm
Months of operation
All Year


$350 - $475 (Adult)
+64 7 376 8981
0800 852 583 (New Zealand only)
Physical address:
Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Taupo Kayaking Adventures
876 Acacia Bay Road
Acacia Bay
Acacia Bay
New Zealand

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