Leave your Car at the End of the track and be transported to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 

*** Wearing of facemasks is required without exception!  ***


Park your car 700 metres from the end of the Track and catch our shuttle to the start of the track.(see map).


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 before nightfall the average time is 7-8 hours if you are not at Red Crater summit within 4 hours it is unlikely you will complete the track in less than 10 hours.


Our vehicles seat up to 8 or 22 passengers you  may be sharing a vehicle unless you request a private service in writing.

*  Masks must be worn at all times while in the vehicle.

 

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.  Shuttles will not operate if conditions are deemed unsafe.


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
  • Map (not essential as the track is clearly marked)
  • 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.


Note these are fixed times if you require a specific time of service please contact us direct to arrange. 


***Due to commercial viability shuttles will only run if 4 or more booked on a shuttle unless agreed price.***


As a Department of Conservation Concession operator we operate to a high safety standard to comply with the responsibility of safety of visitors on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


















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Ketetahi Day Park, Tongariro National park Tongariro National Park

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minimum of 4 passengers per time slot is required for a shuttle to depart we do advise calling in advance when booking 4 passengers or less Minimum booking fees may apply or transfer to another available time or operator may attract additional fees. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track, weather conditions become unsafe or insufficient bookings. 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 $30 per person or $140 minimum 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. In the event weather that would be declared a bad weather advisory or other unforeseen natural or government notification.  Our cancellation policy would allow you to move the booking to another date at no charge, credit to another service we provide or refund of product price less unrecoverable 3rd party service fees from the booking agent rezdy or merchant fees from card provider Stripe. Private shuttles may be arranged at an additional fee by contacting supplier. Wearing correctly of face masks for the entire trip also required. Refusal will result in no transport or passenger ejected from vehicle. We have a zero tolerance policy. Correct clothing - Denim clothing is not acceptable The Driver has the right of refusal of transport should anyone be late, not be wearing correct clothing, unfit to travel or does not follow drivers safety instructions.

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