FAQ’s for Exclusive Privately Guided Trips
Meeting place: Adrift Tongariro, 53 Carroll Street, National Park Village. Ph: +64 7 892 2751. We can also pick up from accommodation outlets in National Park Village or Whakapapa Village.
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 of 2 persons apply. Telephone Adrift the day prior for exact pick-up times.
Parking: Plenty of street parking at our shop with no change or time restrictions
Outdoor experience: None is required with our guided trips for either summer or winter.
Is an exclusive trip suitable for children? Yes. For children under 5 years of age there are restrictions on some hikes and paddling trips. Contact Adrift and we can discus your objectives and options. Please note: Alpine conditions are not suitable for babies and toddlers.
What do I need? Check out the gear list on this page. Clothing and footwear hire is included in all our exclusive private trips.
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.
Do you have minimum numbers? Yes, trips operate on a minimum of 2 persons.
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.
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.
Exclusive private guide/s, return transport between the from Adrift Tongariro base shop or Whakapapa Village and the activity, lunch and snacks, (vegetarian and gluten free available on request at time of booking), crampon and ice-axe hire if required for winter conditions, and all clothing and footwear hire.
Return transfers from Turangi, Taupo or Ohakune 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.
The meeting times below can be approximate. If you have paid for transfers It is essential you phone Adrift Tongariro the day prior to the trip date. This is so we can advise on the weather and confirm with you your exact pick-up. Telephone +64 7 892 2751 or 0800 462374
Adrift Tongariro Base
Pick up 8:00am / Drop off 5:30pm
Pick up 8:30am / Drop off 5:30pm
Pick up 7:15am / Drop off 5:45pm
Pick up 7:30am / Drop off 6:00pm
Pick up 6:30am / Drop off 6:30pm
Required Gear: Water (2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, 1 x backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, lightweight walking trousers, 1 x light weight top base layer and 2 x warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are great fabrics), and a waterproof raincoat. On wet/windy days, over-trousers and/or thermal longs are required and a change of clothing can be handy to change into after the walk. Adrift supplies your lunch. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.
Canoeing 1-Day Whanganui River
Water (2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm socks, lightweight walking trousers or shorts, 1 light base layer and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), and a waterproof raincoat. Thermals longs and tops are excellent base layers on hot or cold days. Old sandals, trainers or paddling slippers are recommended footwear.
Adrift Tongariro has equipment for hire. This includes footwear and clothing to supplement anything you may not have, or have forgotten on the day. We can supply: boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, over-trousers, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof raincoats, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners. We check and provide gear hire on the morning of your trip.
Terms and Conditions
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions prior to booking your trip with us.