Adrift organises guides tours both summer and winter.  Their speciality is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and can take parties to a few special places not normally accessible.

In winter, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing can be made with the right alpine gear and a guide.  Adrift Outdoors supply crampons and ice axes and your guide will be there to show you how to use them safely.

For a different experience, come and see the sunrise on red crater.  Adrift can also supply 3 day guided trips on the Northern Circuit Trek and one, three or five day canoe trips, guided or freedom hire on the Whanganui River. For further information: – or

Book your Ruapehu Accommodation with us here at Skotel Alpine Resort, New Zealand’s highest hotel. Offering guests a variety of room types, from backpacker rooms, to view rooms of the Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. BOOK NOW

Skotel Resort offers return shuttles from the door step to the Tongariro Crossing, you can book on arrival or contact us for more info. Please be aware that if you book elsewhere there can be up to a 20min drive from Skotel to the pick up point.

image credit: Zhi Yuen – Adrift Outdoors