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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 your contribution $ for $.

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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 company that specializes in guided outdoor adventures through the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks including New Zealand’s best day one-day walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Adrift Tongariro is based in the National Park Village, located in the heart of the Central Plateau of the North Island. We are surrounded by two of the world’s most beautiful National Parks which we are proud to call home.

We at Adrift Tongariro have extensive knowledge of the region. We also have vast experience working with people of all ages and abilities. We provide amazing outdoor adventures for individuals and families in the region. We also cater for school, social, corporate and team-building groups.

Adrift is a personal and professional organisation that can tailor our guided adventures to suit you and your individual needs. Our clients come from all over the world. We also cater to a range of ages. Our youngest was just 4 years old, and our favourite, a beautiful 84 years young!

Our most popular adventures are: hiking trips in the UNESCO, world-heritage Tongariro National Park; and canoeing trips on the incredible Whanganui River.

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. 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. There are few other places in the world where people can safely get this close to an active volcano.

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!

Guided Walks
“5 Star” Reviews on Facebook
“Excellent” Reviews on TripAdvisor
“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