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Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Walk

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53 Carroll Street
53 Carroll Street, National Park 3948, New Zealand
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  • 1
    Adrift Tongariro
    Stop: 10 minutes -
  • 2
    Mt Ruapehu
    Stop: 8 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
Important Information
Departure Point
53 Carroll St, National Park 3948, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
  • Round-trip shared transfer from the Adrift Tongariro base
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • There is a shop which has all equipment, boots and clothing for hire to supplement that which you don’t have that the team deems necessary to ensure that you are safe and comfortable with the weather and environment for the day. There is a $40 free allowance for clothing and boots. Boots are $15, all clothing is $10 per item.
  • Transport from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune, National Park & Whakapapa Villages available at a surcharge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Transfers from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune and Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge. All transfers require a minimum of 2 people. We do not offer Ohakune transfers in winter.
  • Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
  • This walk requires a good level of fitness. The terrain is uneven and steep in places. It is possible to take the walk as far as Knoll Ridge Cafe if you are concerned about your fitness.
  • During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ices axes are required and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Summer Gear List: Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.
  • Winter Gear List: Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat, Warm hat and gloves.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Our guide Dan, from Adrift Tongariro, was supportive and patient with my daughter, who was attempting her first mountain hike. We feel very grateful to Dan. He never rushed her, and was always kind. The view from the crater was beautiful, even with the haze that day. It was a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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