Leave your Car at the End of the track and be transported to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Parking is permitted along SH46 under direction of the road controlling authority from 23rd October 2020 or in the private Car park at an additional charge.
We will pick you up and transport you to Mangatepopo (start of the crossing) in our small van fleet or for larger groups 14 or more in our 33 seater bus. From there you can walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area.
As a DOC concessionaire we take our responsibilities and your safety seriously.
We provide up to date weather and track conditions.
Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather and conditions can change quickly. Due to the alpine environment, the weather at ground level can differ greatly from the conditions higher up the mountain. Be prepared to change plans and turn back if strong winds prevail or visibility is poor and call us so you can be picked up.
Recommended to bring:
- Food and plenty of water
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
- Warm windproof clothing NO DENIM
- Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
- Strong and comfortable shoes (no jandals)
- First aid kit
- Cell Phone (Highly Recommended) PLUS Seperate TORCH
Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us! This is not your average walk in the park should you turn up in Denim or lack the correct clothing we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.
Minimum number of passengers are required to run a shuttle service unless you are prepared to pay the minimum value cost to run. In the event of insufficant numbers we may ask you to change the time of departure or transfer you to another operator. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track or weather conditions become unsafe.
If you are unable to proceed the full crossing and need to be returned to your car at Ketetahi a small shared cost maybe required to cover the cost of the shuttle.. We suggest you use our Return Shuttle Service from National Park Village if you believe you may not complete the entire 20km crossing.
We ask you to contact us when you have completed the track (preferably before dark) as part of our safety plan to ensure no one is left behind.
*Due to constant vigilance in regards to Covid 19 we would request you bring a facemask/Covering to wear on our shuttles and as protection against the dust on the track especially the last 700 metre walk back to your car can be quite dusty.
If you dont have a facemask one maybe provided with a donation for the additional service.
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