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Give A Fiver For Ed.

As a way of honouring the lasting legacy of Sir Ed and make a difference, you can contribute to ‘A Fiver for Ed’ and support educational, health and environmental programmes in Nepal through the ongoing efforts of the
Himalayan Trust. Add ‘A Fiver for Ed’ when you book your next adventure with us and we’ll match with a contribution to the trust.
Alpine Chalets accommodation
STAY AND PLAY Save 50% off the second night accommodation at Alpine Chalets when booking a one day or multi day tour with Adrift Tongariro! PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Adrift Tongariro: Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided walk in winter
CHEEKY MIDWEEKY 2 People, 2 nights accommodation at Alpine Chalets, and bubbles for 2 after your Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided walk. PLUS 50% off the second night accommodation!
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Go Guided All Year Round

Our guided trips will deliver a friendly, informative and unforgettable experience. The breath-taking scenery speaks for itself and our guides will constantly monitor the weather and track conditions for your safety and time your customised pickup. They will explain the geography and history of the Tongariro National Park and New Zealand along with details on the flora, fauna and geology of the area. Clothing, footwear and any essential equipment required for the walk can be hired from Adrift Tongariro.

Welcome to Adrift Tongariro Guiding

Your personal and professional guiding company

We are an outdoor adventure guiding company, based out of Taupo and Ruapehu located in the centre of the North Island.

We specialise in trekking, hiking and canoeing adventures throughout the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks, including New Zealand’s best day one-day walk, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the famous Whanganui River 1 or 3 day Canoe tour . We operate all year, summer and winter and whether you’re a novice or keen adventurer we have a tour to suit.

Professionally we have had 21 years of experience and personally far more with qualified instructors. Adrift is qualified and is registered with NZ Worksafe DoC Qualmak and has yearly 3rd party external safety audits. Our guides will ensure your safety whilst explaining the geography, history, culture and flora and fauna of the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, and New Zealand.

We guide every day with wind, rain, snow and even brilliant sunshine. All tours depart from the Adrift Tongariro base, 53 Carroll St, National Park Village. Our base – on the border of both National Parks, has its own shop café bathrooms and retail.

Do you have an adventure in mind? Adrift Tongariro can accommodate special requests for whatever adventure you might desire. Contact us to find out more.

We come highly recommended!

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“Absolutely amazing adventure – Pretty special when you get to walk through some of the most incredible scenery in the world.

We were in safe hands the whole way, filled with humor and light-hearted fun yet you knew they were there if anything went wrong.”

Stefani W
“Such a great day at Tongariro crossing! All staff were great and the guides were so knowledgeable about the crossing and surrounding area!

Could not recommend enough!”

Lacey F
“The day was awesome, Jared was a great guide the whole day. We are pretty experienced hikers but still enjoyed having a guide to point out interesting sights and good places to stop along the way.Thanks for a great time!”
Ben H
“Our guide, Douglas toughed out the horrendous weather and took us on an awesome trip to the waterfall.

Despite it tipping it down, my wife and I had a ton of fun on our two hour walk! Would absolutely recommend!”

Joe B
“We just had a wonderful day walking up the mountain in the winter. It was a tough walk but just a great experience!

Our tour guides were amazing! Absolutely nice, funny and looked after the whole group so good! You guys made our day! “

Ann-Katrin W