We have itineraries for 6-1 day trips. However, 4 day and 3 day trips are the most popular for guided and freedom hire adventures. Read more →

Tongariro Treks

The Tongariro National Park has Dual World Heritage status and the Northern Circuit is part of the Department of Conservation Great Walks network. Read more →

School Camps

Snow Camps run during the winter and spring school holidays. Read more →

Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures


Winter is here!  You can walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Winter with Adrift - it's a unique and special experience!  BOOK NOW to secure your place!

Come and experience the magic of the Tongariro region in Winter, Adrift Outdoors have some fantastic winter specials for the whole family.  Choose from a Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing where 1 child per paying adult gets to go for half price!  Or experience a 2 hour sunset guided walk where kids go FREE (1 per paying adult).*

**Valid only for departures from National Park Adrift Base.

Adrift is a personal and professional guiding company. We are based in National Park Village on the fringe of the Tongariro National Park and within easy reach of the remote Whanganui National Park. We also have a base in Taupo that connects with Turangi and the perfect beachside base at Whangapoua on the Coromandel Peninsular. Our most popular adventures are: walking trips in the Tongariro National Park, canoeing trips within the Whanganui National Park on the Whanganui River and sea kayaking around Coromandel.

However we are not limited to these locations or activities and our services are available for what ever adventures you desire. We cater for local and international individuals, family groups and school groups and have vast experience at working with people of all ages and abilities to ensure your adventure is comfortable, safe and fun.

The Tongariro National Park has world heritage status for it’s natural and cultural values. It is an active and living landscape and the recent events have left more exciting active features for people to view, film and photograph.

Volcanic landscapes around the world including Tongariro are first class tourism venues attracting thousands of visitors each year. Tongariro with this recent activity may have just jumped up the world-wide must do list, to perhaps the top. The world famous Emerald Lakes, depicted in everyone’s photographs of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, are even more spectacular and vivid as a result of the recent volcanic activity.

This winter is a great time to visit, while you can still see evidence of the recent volcanic activity in an active natural landscape. There are few other places in the world where people can safely get this close to an active volcano.

At 80,000ha, the Tongariro National Park has a wide range of options for visitors in addition to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  Adrift offer guided walks, sunset walks of various duration as well as the Guided Crossing.


Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing - A wonderful experience - book now!