2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk 2018-06-17T08:35:29+00:00

Sunset on the Tongariro National Park

2 Hour Guided Walk

This fantastic evening option is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying the most stunning time of day.

The sunset walk is ideally suited for both tour groups and individuals who want to get the most out of their day once they have travelled to the Tongariro National Park.

The walk is also great for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but have limited time or fitness for the more strenuous full day treks.

The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours that takes you amongst the Tongariro volcanoes. We pick and chose the exact route to suit the level of ability for the group. For example, if walking on a pathless track is too difficult, we can change the route to something easier.

We walk for approximately 60 – 80 minutes before selecting the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of New Zealand bubbles as we watch the sunset.

Route options include: a return trip starting on the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track; the Taranaki Falls loop track; a return route out to sunset ridge; or a trip to Meads Wall. Your guide will talk about the area with their local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. A memorable way to see the National Park with the sunset lighting up the majestic alpine setting.

The 2 hour sunset walk can be moved forward to a 2 hour day walk. This option is only available for groups on application.

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Price Includes

Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, a glass of NZ bubbles, $40 of clothing and footwear hire (boots $15, clothing $10 per item).  Transfers from Whakapapa Village incur an additional costs see details below.

Return Transfers

All tours start and finish at the Adrift Tongariro base. Departure times will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times.

Return transfers between Whakapapa Village accommodation and the Adrift Tongariro base: $35pp minimum 2 persons.

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.

Pick up
Adrift Tongariro Base and Whakapapa Village:   
These vary in accordance with the changing sunset times but are 2.5 hours prior to sunset and vary between 4.30am-7:00pm.

Drop off
Adrift Tongariro Base and Whakapapa Village:   
These vary in accordance with the changing sunset times but are approximately 30 mins after sunset.

  • Transfers are an additional service to the tour.
  • All times are approximate
  • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity is included in the price.
  • All return transfers between accommodation and the Adrift Tongariro base, an additional charge applies as per above.
  • All return transfers require a minimum of two persons to operate transfers.
  • All clients making their own way (self-drive) should meet at the Adrift base 2.5 hours before sunset.
  • If you have paid for transfers it is essential they phone the Adrift Tongariro base 24 hours prior to trip date to discuss exact timings. +64 7892 2751.

Gear List

Water, outdoor shoes with grip, long walking pants, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.

Gear Hire

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, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.


It is essential clients ring the Adrift Tongariro base 24 prior to trip departure to re-confirm their arrangements.