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. 

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.

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 is a 20min drive from Skotel to the pick up point.

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