Pick up locations within Whakapapa Village .Taking you to the start of the Tongariro Crossing (Mangatepopo Car Park), & pickup at the finish (Ketetahi Car Park).  return times from the finish are confirmed on day of travel. We will only travel when weather is permitting and safe for all our passengers. 

Ruapehu Scenic Shuttles offers a flexible transfer service to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 

Our door to door pickup times may vary from the time stated but we are a flexible service.

Clients should be waiting at their accommodation/pick up point 15 minutes before the requested pick up time. 

In consideration to other travelling clients, the shuttle will wait for clients a maximum of 5 minutes determined by how many pick ups we have. If after that waiting period the client is not on board, the shuttle will leave. 

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 trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. No worries about missing your transport, or stress about being left behind.  If we have no communication with you a shuttle will be waiting between 7-8 hours from the time you are dropped at the start of the trail.  Earlier pick ups maybe requested that may incur an additional fee as will late pickups.  

Drop off at Mangatepopo Car Park, where you will begin.

Pick up at the finish, Ketetahi Car Park.

Delivered back to the door step of your accommodation or where you first boarded the shuttle.


IMPORTANT Note: If you are not prepared with the adequate clothing, footwear or food supply for the duration of the trek; we do not hesitate to stop passengers boarding our vehicles. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is not a walk in the park. Your safety is paramount  and a good experience is the goal.  


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