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Tongariro Alpine Crossing provided by Active Outdoor Adventures

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30–40 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    30–40 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We specialize in transfers to the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek. Locally owned and operated family business with the convenience of cultural insights, genuine local hospitality & drivers. Our customers have access to the only secure, all day Car Park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • One way transfers from the end point (Ketetahi) to the start of the Crossing (Mangatepopo). Free, secure all day parking. This is the popular hassle free and cheapest option if you have your own car. You will do the 6-8 hour hike back to your car in the car park which is located a short walk from the end of the Tongariro Crossing. No need for afternoon shuttle transfers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • One way transfers from the end point (Ketetahi) to the start of the Crossing (Mangatepopo). Free, secure all day parking. This is the popular hassle free and cheapest option if you have your own car. You will do the 6-8 hour hike back to your car in the car park which is located a short walk from the end of the Tongariro Crossing. No need for afternoon shuttle transfers.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 212258P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cultural insights on arrival
  • Safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Food
Duration
30–40 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is in the ONLY secure off road car park located opposite the end of the hike at the Ketetahi end on highway 46. Please tell us your pick up time. 6am, 7am, 8am or 9am. You must arrive at least 15 minutes early so you don't miss the shuttle.
  • Other:
  • Tongariro crossing Mountain shuttle, Lake Rotoaira Road, Otukou 3382, New Zealand You can google "Tongariro Crossing Mountain Shuttle." and look for the big brown sign into the Tongariro Shuttle Car Park.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Cultural insights on arrival
  • Safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Food
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is in the ONLY secure off road car park located opposite the end of the hike at the Ketetahi end on highway 46. Please tell us your pick up time. 6am, 7am, 8am or 9am. You must arrive at least 15 minutes early so you don't miss the shuttle.
  • Other:
  • Tongariro crossing Mountain shuttle, Lake Rotoaira Road, Otukou 3382, New Zealand You can google "Tongariro Crossing Mountain Shuttle." and look for the big brown sign into the Tongariro Shuttle Car Park.
Duration
30–40 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Nov 2020
A note from Tongariro Alpine Crossing
# Please inform us if you have recently arrived in the country. # If you are sick. STAY HOME # You will be refused if you are coughing or show signs of illness. # We do encourage you to wear a mask in the vehicle. # Cough or sneeze into your elbow/arm. BE KIND
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

5.0
4 reviews
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Juan C
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Staff it's amazing, really friendly! And parking the car at the end of the crossing on the morning and take the shuttle to the beginning of the track it's the best option, because after the long walk you are directly in your car and you don't need to wait for a shuttle!
I definitely recommend it!
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Journey45529739714
Glad we played apart of creating such a memorable adventure I'm sure you will remember for years to come.
Written 5 November 2020
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Bolandunited
Ohakune, New Zealand62 contributions
We really liked the fact we didn't need to be picked up after the walk as the parking is at the end of the trail. So we didn't have to rush and we could walk the crossing at our own pace.

Very useful information during the ride as well.
Written 26 January 2020
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Fabian S
1 contribution
We stayed two nights at the campground there und did the Alpine crossing in between. James and his wife were very very helpful and nice. Could not have Döner the trip without them. Prices for the stay and pickup from the hike were very very reasonable.

Thanks again guys!!!
Written 1 January 2020
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Alex B
7 contributions
Dec 2019
Kairau, our driver, is the legit heir to the Maori chieftain whom gifted the volcanoes to NZ back in the day. It was an honour to be introduced to the walk by someone who belongs in the region. He even remembered my name when dropping me off making the day more special as I was hiking solo. I’ll be back to conquer Ngauruhoe!
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Active Outdoor Adventures
journeywKP
journeywKP
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Great service
We had a large group use the shuttle service. James our driver provided friendly door to door service from and to o
I2896RXkims
I2896RXkims
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Tongariro made easy
Fantastic door to door Service! Great spiel on the history of the Tongariro National Park...But it was the cold be
noeliaa9
noeliaa9
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Best experience
My experience with them was amazing! You can see that active outdoor adventures wasn’t created based on money, yo
Bnerv
Bnerv
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Didn't show up, no communication.
Shuttle did not show up in the morning so I did not get to do the hike. There was no communication. Would not be ab
codykohler
codykohler
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One way bus trip
The best part was the driver who explained a bit of history about the hike and the mountains, also sent us off with
gi_ve_08
gi_ve_08
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Awesome shuttles services for visiting Tongariro
I booked a shuttle before starting the Alpine track at Tongariro. BEST SERVICE! The service is great and the staff
JinSyndia
JinSyndia
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Service you can rely on.
Rongo wasn't just a driver. He also gave us a brief introduction of Maori culture regarding Tongariro mountains on
elladventure
elladventure
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Good price and good service
Easy booking and reasonable price. We were able to leave our car in the car park at the end of the trail and shuttl
ganpatberrevoets
ganpatberrevoets
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A nice spot to stay
A quiete place to reside just before the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. James was very helpful to bring us to the bus.
HevandKatTravel
HevandKatTravel
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Top Shuttle Service
Our Alpine Crossing Shuttle was easy to book, on time and the driver was very friendly as well as helpful! We felt
ethanholt
ethanholt
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Excellent staff
Friendly and knowledgeable shuttle service from my hostel to the site. Timely drop off and pickup. Thanks!
RSH2468
RSH2468
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Excellent & Straightforward
Friendly & Prompt Service. Pleasant driver, great location and no need to hang around after trek. Highly recommende
519naomib
519naomib
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Shuttle for tongariro alpine trek
Great shuttle service picked up and delivered to our hotel , awesome driver and a beer provided at the end was a bo
Keller60
Keller60
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Could not have been a better experience
I chose Active Outdoor Adventures because of their 5 star reviews and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I spoke to
Global24693130792
Global24693130792
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Amazing.
Price include parking and after trip free Beer. So good company. I can recommend this one company 100%.
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