Details and FAQ’s
Summer meeting time: 08:00 1 October – 30 April
Parking: Plenty of street parking with no change or time restrictions
Outdoor experience: None is required with our guided trips for either summer or winter
Fitness level: A reasonably good level of fitness is required. We walk at a moderate pace. 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.
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.
What do I need? Check out the gear list on this 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.
Do you have minimum numbers? Yes, trips operate on a minimum of 2 persons.
I’m a solo traveler: If you are traveling alone please don’t hesitate to book as we generally meet minimum numbers, especially on good weather days.
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.
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.
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 your exact pick-up time as these can vary. 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
Scheduled Shuttle Service
Pick up Taupo I-Site 6:20am / Drop off 4:30pm