COVID-19 UPDATE and FAQS

Covid-19 health and safety 

At level 2 we are open and trips are going ahead. If you have cold or flu like symptoms on your booking date, please contact us and we can postpone your booking.

All vehicles, equipment, and the Adrift shop are cleaned and disinfected after each tour. All Adrift staff and clients will ensure they take appropriate steps to minimise the chances of spreading any virus, including regular washing of hands and the use of face masks when appropriate and required. All Clients are to supply their own PPE equipment including face masks and hand sanitiser. Social distancing will be 2 meters apart where appropriate on Mountain and 1 meter apart inside the Adrift shop. If closer contact is required then PPE will be used.

Know before you book

How to book? Click on the “Book Now” button to make a booking on our secure booking platform. Alternatively telephone Adrift Tongariro Ph: +64 7 8922751.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking your adventure.

When can I go? This trip operates on demand. Pick a day and we will schedule it in.

Do you have minimum numbers? Yes, trips operate on a minimum of 2 persons.

I’m a solo traveller. Is this ok? If you are traveling alone we will match you with another group where possible. Please feel free to contact us to check up-coming booking dates. Email: [email protected] or Telephone: +64 7 8922751

Terms and Conditions Please refer to the Terms and Conditions prior to booking your trip with us.

Know before you go

Meeting place: Adrift Tongariro, 53 Carroll Street, National Park Village. Ph: +64 7 892 2751

How do I know if the trip is cancelled? If you have any concerns about the weather, please speak to Adrift directly. Obtaining advice from other parties can lead to incorrect information about your trip.

Parking: Plenty of street parking with no change or time restrictions

Can I get return transfers from Whakapapa Village, Turangi, Taupo or Ohakune? Yes you can. These locations attract an additional service and cost. When booking your trip, select your pick-up location. Minimum numbers apply. Telephone Adrift the day prior for exact pick-up times.

What do I need? Check out the gear list on each tours page.

What if I don’t have the proper gear? Adrift has an extensive range of clothing and footwear for those without their own. On the morning of the trip, we check your gear and can fit you with whatever you may need.

Outdoor experience? No experience is required for the hike.

What if I’m a fast/slow walker? Your guide (or guides) will manage the different walking speeds of the group. If you are extremely fast or slow, then a privately guided trip could be an excellent option.

Is it suitable for children? For children under 12 years of age, a privately guided trip is recommended. Alpine conditions are not suitable for babies and toddlers.

Can I have a private guide? Absolutely. Click here to find out more.

Are there toilets on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing? Yes. The longest period without toilets is about 3-4 hours in the middle of the hike.