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).
Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.
Summer 1 October – 30 April
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 8:00am
Winter 1 May – 30 September
Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: 7:00am
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 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. Summer (1 October – 30 April), Winter (1 May – 30 September).
Whakapapa Village $35pp
Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 5:30pm
Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 5:30pm
Summer Pick up 7:15am / Return 5:45pm
Winter Pick up 6:15am / Return 5:45pm
Summer Pick up 7:30am / Return 6:00pm
Taupo CBD $225pp
Summer Pick up 6:20am / Return 6:30pm
Winter Pick up 5:20am / Return 6:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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
For full terms and conditions click here.