Take the hassle out of travelling to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with our personalised owner operated transfer service to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from our base in Owhango.
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 insufficient numbers we may ask you to change the time of departure or transfer you to another partner operator. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track or weather conditions become unsafe.
We will pick you up in our small van fleet from your accommodation or designated pick up spot in Owhango Village or local accommodation outside the village for additional cost. we pride ourselves in being the only transport provider offering a shuttle from Raurimu or Owhango. Then take you to walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area.
Ample Parking in Owhango near the Blue Hill Cafe which is an ideal spot to refresh before driving on to your next destination.
Accommodation available in Owhango at Forest Lodge, Owhango Lodge or other Air BnBs in the village or close by.
As a DOC concessionaire we take our responsibilities and your safety seriously.
We provide up to date weather and track conditions.
Our pick up times at the finish are tailored to suit our customers which is arranged on the day. We want you to enjoy your time whilst Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. No worries about missing your transport, or stress about being left behind.
Sit back and enjoy your journey. We hope you will be delighted by your experience from start to finish.
Drop off at Mangatepopo Car Park approximately 35 minutes from Owhango
Pick up at the finish, Ketetahi Car Park the trip takes about 40 minutes back to Owhango
Delivered back to the door step of your accommodation or where you first boarded the shuttle.
To ensure a quick pick up service so you are not waiting around for the next bus or running after one that has just left we ask you text or Call us at the 90 minute from Ketetahi Car Park sign. Being an owner operated service we take that extra value to our service..
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.
NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND however a late fee may be charged in the event of being late for pick up outside our operational times or via another transport provider.
*Due to constant vigilance in regards to Covid 19 we approve the wearing of facemask/Covering to wear on our shuttles.
If you dont have a facemask one maybe provided with a donation for the additional service.
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