Considered the best one-day walk in New Zealand and one of the world’s great walks! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing passes over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. In the presence of two active volcanoes you can experience some of Tongariro National Park’s special gifts. A cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, emerald lakes and hot springs combine to make this a challenging and rewarding experience.

The best direction to walk is from the Mangatepopo Road end. The route crosses the saddle between Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, passes through the craters of Tongariro and the trail comes down past the Ketetahi Hut. 

*IMPORTANT TO NOTE* -Everyone must book a shuttle – so book with our friendly Skotel team to get door to door pick up and return. If you book via the shuttle company you will have to make your own way to/from pick up point.

The Skotel offers a wide range of activity packages to choose from and our frontline staff can provide a complete booking service for our guests.

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For important safety information and more on Tongariro Alpine Crossing check out these links and video:

       https://www.doc.govt.nz/tongariroalpinecrossing

       https://www.doc.govt.nz/tongariro-alpine-crossing-day-hikes-factsheet.pdf

       https://www.facebook.com/DOCTongariro/

Seasonal only – in summer months Skotel Alpine Resort offers return shuttles from the door step to the starting point of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, that you can book on arrival. (THIS IS SEASONAL ONLY) – Check with our friendly staff for information.
During the winter months guided tours can be arranged with Adrift Outdoors and Adventure Outdoors.