One way transport available from the Ketetahi end of the track to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
(Afternoon pick ups to return to Vehicles from 1st June to October 19th) note * Morning drop off service subject to track conditions and weather.
Leave your car at the Ketetahi road carparking area on State Highway 46 (map to get there) optionally you may park in the private car park. From April 30th to Mid October Parking at the end of the trail is permitted with no restriction saving that 800 metre walk back to you vehicle its also free.
Off season (until 19th October) parking at Mangatepopo is permitted for our afternoon transfer service.
*Prices include the Department of Conservation Crown Activity Fee and Community Contribution Charge ($8.17 per person)
Deciding to go at the last minute please check the weather forecast https://weather.niwa.co.nz/parks/Tongariro%20National%20Park/Red%20Crater
We also offer a secure booking option that allows you the piece of mind that the shuttle may not be cancelled on the day unless due to safety requirements.
Safety to us is paramount at the end of your hike please let us know you completed the track with a simple text. If you do find it hard going the option exists to return to start where a shuttle can be arranged to take you back to a car.
Please be ready for departure at the time selected as being late disrupts everyones day and may attract a late fee or cancellation of booking.
Please read the Terms and Conditions relating to this product.
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Terms and Conditions
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 to confirm. If we can not run we will refund minus the product price only. Your booking will be marked as pending until confirmation and liable for standard cancellation fees should you decide to cancel booking. Bookings recieved with less than 24 hours notice are non refundable. Late bookings after 4pm where weather conditions are unfavourable the next day will be cancelled and no refund due. You are responsible for checking the weather and we are aware if other operators cancel you will tend to book with us so no refund. Minimum booking fee may be required to guarentee a shuttle the differance refundable in the event of further reservations or transfer to another available time. Cancellation fees may apply. We reserve the right to cancel at short notice if track, weather conditions become unsafe or insufficient bookings. Cancelled booking will be liable for a cancellation fee at discretion of the operator not limited by the standard terms and conditions. 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 $40 per person or $120 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 Hazardous 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 or issue a transferable credit to another service or person. Refund request must be made in writing no later than 3 days after postponed trip. 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 journey may also be requested. 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. Ruapehu Scenic Shuttles will not be responsible for where you leave your vehicle during the course of your adventure.