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Hello Summer! Save $50 2019-11-27T07:52:06+00:00

Hello Summer! SAVE $50

Save $50 when you book a Guided Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Hike Package.

Package was $550pp NOW $500pp

Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

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.

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour. We do not guarantee reaching the Ketatahi end.  Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing our exact route for the day.

Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Hike

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 about $35 pp and 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.

Adrift Crater Lake
Adrift Tongariro Summer
Volcanic Explore Adrift

Included

Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking), crampons and ice axes if required for winter conditions, $40 of clothing and footwear hire (boots $20, clothing $10 per item).

Timings

Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.

Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 8:00am

Return: 5:30pm

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.

Return Transfers

Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. For full terms and conditions click here

Whakapapa Village $35pp 
Pick up 7:50am
Return 5:30pm  
Turangi $125pp 
Pick up 7:15am
Return 5:45pm  
Ohakune $125pp 
Pick up 7:30am
Return 6:00pm  
Taupo CBD $225pp 
Pick up 6:20am
Return 6:30pm  

Gear List

Water (1-2 litres), Personal medications (e.g. Asthma Inhaler, blister protection etc), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, backpack per person, hiking boots/shoes, walking trousers, 1 light top and 2 warm top layers (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers), Waterproof raincoat.   

Gear Hire

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.

Fitness and Experience

Premium Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk: A reasonably good level of fitness is required. If you are concerned about your fitness please let your guide know before commencing the walk, as there are options we can discuss with you. Walking time is about 7 hours including stops. No alpine experience is required.

Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Guided Hike: 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.

Re-confirmation

It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am – 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings.  +64 7892 2751.

Terms and Conditions

Offer valid until 31 March 2020 for trip dates between November 9  2019 – and 31 March 2020. Minimum of 2 people required.

This is a Tongariro Alpine guided tour. We do not guarantee reaching the Ketatahi end. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing our exact route for the day.

For full terms and conditions click here.