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BOOK THE TONGARIRO CROSSING

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand.

We can pre-book your Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport, please fill out the form here:

Northern Circuit

Winding its way over Tongariro and around Ngauruhoe is the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of the great walks of New Zealand. This walk passes through stunning land formations which include volcanic craters and glacial valleys. The full Northern Circuit walk takes three to four days to complete.

The most popular time of year for this walk is the New Zealand summer, November through to April. Within these months the track is clear of snow and the weather is less severe.  Please read Department of Conservation information here

Equipment Needed for Summer Tongariro Crossing:

  • Food and plenty of fluid, especially on hot days
  • Rainproof coat (overtrousers are a good idea too)
  • Sturdy boots
  • Warm woollen or polypropylene clothing – cotton clothes don’t keep you warm when its wet
  • Woollen hat and gloves or mittens
  • Sun protection
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Map and compass – important in poor visibility

For more info see the staff at Golden Fern or if you require to book transport please fill out our form here

WINTER TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING

Few people are lucky enough to experience the beauty of the crossing in winter (snow and Ice conditions) and we thoroughly recommend the trip there are less people and the vistas on a clear crisp winter’s day are breath-taking.
The winter Crossing needs to be done with a trained mountain guide which can be arranged through Golden Fern.

Equipment Needed:

  • Food and plenty of fluid, especially on hot days
  • Rainproof coat (over-trousers are a good idea too)
  • Warm woollen or polypropylene clothing – cotton clothes don’t keep you warm when its wet
  • Woollen hat and gloves or mittens
  • Sun protection
  • Rainproof coat and over-trousers
  • Fleece Top
  • Leather/warm tramping boots
  • Thick Socks

The Winter crossing is subject to numbers weather and other factors, so bookings are essential for more information or to book, see the crew at Golden Fern or fill out our form here. See Department of Conservations information here

Summer Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Arguably New Zealand’s best one day walk through the stunning scenery of the Tongariro National Park, the traverse of the stark and spectacular volcanic terrain of Mt. Tongariro is one of the most fascinating treks in the country. Among the highlights of this seven to eight hour trek are steaming vents and hot springs, old lava flows, beautiful water filled explosion craters and stunning views. On clear days you can see Mt. Taranaki in the west, Mt. Ngauruhoe, the Kaimanawa Ranges, Lake Taupo and beyond.

The mountains of Tongariro National Park are sacred to the Maori, so please tread carefully and with respect.

Equipment Needed: 

  • Food and plenty of fluid, especially on hot days
  • Rainproof coat (over trousers are a good idea too)
  • Sturdy boots
  • Warm woollen or polypropylene clothing – cotton clothes don’t keep you warm when its wet
  • Woollen hat and gloves or mittens
  • Sun protection
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Map and compass – important in poor visibility

The Winter crossing is subject to numbers weather and other factors, so bookings are essential for more information or to book, see the staff at Golden Fern or fill out our form here.

Got questions?

RAFTING

Would you like to raft the Mighty Tongariro River?

We can recommend the best company to raft with

MOUNTAIN BIKES

Do you need to rent a bike?

Our staff can provide you all the information regarding the best bikerides Turangi area.

FISHING GUIDES

Would you like to do a spot of fishing in Turangi?

Lake or River Fishing we can sort your guide for you

Are you ready for an adventure?