For those who like a manageable challenge, we offer a full day Ruapehu Guided Walk. Mt. Ruapehu is the highest (2797m) of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007. Join us for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake. Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
The walk begins at the Whakapapa Ski area at the top of the Bruce Road on Mt. Ruapehu. There may be an option of taking a chairlift up to Knoll Ridge cafe. This option will depend on the group on the day and if the chairlifts are operating. Payment for the chairlift is made to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (situated at the start of the walk). The lifts close at 4.00 pm daily, should conditions deteriorate during the day the lifts may have to be closed earlier.
For more details about our Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Hike please click here.
This 19km trek is New Zealand’s best day one-day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes.
Summer offers a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. There is a vast array of colours and textures created from Sulphur, Aluminium, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. In summer this track can get crowded and where possible, we take our clients away from the masses while making sure that the popular sights are still experienced.
For more details about our Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk please click here.
This is a unique way of spending time in another of New Zealand’s wonderful National Parks. The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through the heart of it.
The Whanganui River is rich with Maori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness, wondering if you have taken a step back in time. Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route.
For more details about our 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe please click here.
The Alpine Chalets
offer a comfortable and affordable stay with outstanding panoramic views of the Tongariro National Park.
The Alpine Chalets are located amongst mature native trees and established gardens. There are 12 fully self-contained, warm, and comfortable units that face the Tongariro National Park. Each unit has a kitchen and ensuite bathroom for your convenience. All have spectacular views of Mt Ngaruahoe (Mt Doom), Mt Tongariro and Mt Ruapehu.
Come stay with us if you are searching for a ski lodge, motel, or accommodation that is close to the adventure that National Park has to offer.
- The standard units each have a queen and three adult-sized single bunk beds.
- Each unit has a kitchenette and ensuite bathroom for your convenience.
- The kitchenette is fully equipped with a microwave, fridge, cooking utensils, cups, plates, toaster, and jug.
- The rooms are independently fully air-conditioned for summer and heated for winter.
- Each room has a flat-screen television.
- A dedicated off-street parking space is assigned to each room.
- Free WiFi
- Courtyard with outdoor furniture and bbq facilities
- Drying room with lockable racks
- Ski/board waxing room
- Off-street parking
- Secure oversized gear/equipment storage available
Minimum 2 people. Tours require a minimum of 3 people to operate.. Minimum 2 nights stay with Alpine Chalets. Accommodation is subject to availability. Offer based on 2 person twin share, single person with surcharge available. Offer valid until 30 May 2021. If for any reason you want to or need to alter the date of this package deal, then you can postpone your booking until 30 May 2021 at this great price up to 48 hours prior to the tour date or check-in date, this must be via email [email protected] No refunds will be given. For Adrift Tongariro’s full terms and conditions click here. For Alpine Chalet’s full terms and conditions click here.