Price per person: $195
Minimum age 12 years
Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, all mountain equipment including helmet, crampons and ice axes if required for winter conditions.
Adrift Tongariro have available for hire personal equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need. Please see the “What to bring” tab for a full list of gear available for hire and pricing.
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.
Summer (1 May – 30 September)
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am
It is essential that you call Adrift Tongariro between 10:00am – 5:00pm the day prior to confirm tour departure time. +64 7892 2751.
We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this, we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.
Morning of the tour
Meet the team at the Adrift Tongariro base the morning of the tour where our guides will check everyone in, go over the day’s trip conditions and assess and provide the required equipment, and additional clothing and boots if needed.
Once we meet you, you are under our guidance so you can then relax and enjoy the journey with Adrift.
Return transfers are not included in this tour. If you require return transfers from Taupo, Turangi or Whakapapa please see our premium Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake guided hike.
Water (1-1.5 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots, thermal longs and/or walking trousers & over-trousers, 3 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), waterproof raincoat, warm hat and gloves.
Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.
- Boots $20
- Clothing items $10 each
- Clothing accessories (gloves, hats and sunglasses) $5 each
- Backpacks $10 each.
Fitness and Experience
Please note this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Walking distance is 10 kms return or 7 kms return when the chairlift is utilised. Walking time is about 6-7 hours. This walk requires a good level of fitness. The terrain is uneven and steep in places. It is possible to take the walk as far as Knoll Ridge Cafe if you are concerned about your fitness.
During winter and times of snow, surface conditions will vary from day to day. Crampons and ice axes are required, and your guide will provide instruction on how to use them correctly.