Leave your Car at the End of the track and be transported to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.*** minimum of 3 passengers per time slot is required for a shuttle to depart please call in advance when booking 3 passengers or less Minimum booking fees may apply or transfer to another time. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track, weather conditions become unsafe or insufficient bookings. ***
Book 4 or more passengers and save $5 per passenger on the standard $35 per person (online booking only) *not applicable for late bookings with less than 24 hours notice.
Parking is permitted along SH46 for free!
We will pick you up and transport you to Mangatepopo (start of the crossing) in our small van fleet or depending on passengers numbers our 22 seat minibus. From there you can walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area.
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.
*Due to constant vigilance in regards to Covid 19 we may 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 do not have a facemask one maybe provided with a donation for the additional service. Our vehicles seat up to 8 or 22 passengers it is unlikely with minimum booking numbers that you will be sharing a vehicle. Due to Covid 19 if this is a concern for you please contact us so we can ensure sole vehicle use. This will be automatically applied should you request facemasks.
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 Separate 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.
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.
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In the event you are unable to proceed the full crossing and need to be returned to your car at Ketetahi an additional call out of $110 fixed vehicle fee (capacity 8) would be payable. We suggest you use our Return Shuttle Service from National Park Village or Owhango if you believe you may not complete the entire 20km crossing. minimum of 3 passengers per time slot is required for a shuttle to depart you must call in advance when booking 3 passengers or less Minimum booking fees may apply or transfer to another available time. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track, weather conditions become unsafe or insufficient bookings.