Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk
If your time is limited and you are unable to spend the whole day walking the Tongariro Crossing, then the 4 hour Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk is for you. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park with this half day tour.
We will begin this guided walk at the Mangetepopo entrance of the Tongariro Crossing. We will walk up the brilliant, glacial-carved valley and up to Soda Springs. At the Springs we can then give you the option to upgrade to the full day walk and join in with the full day guided party to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There is an additional $50pp fee for this upgrade.
If there is anyone in the group who is unable to walk for the 4 hours on the Tongariro Crossing Track, then we as a group will choose the option of driving to viewpoints which require less physicality. We have a menu of smaller walks we can enjoy ensuring you get to see and enjoy all you can in the 4 time period.
Our guides have knowledge of the National Park and will give you a comprehensive overview of the past eruptions, geology, flora and fauna of the area. We can also discuss local legends and the Lord of the Rings film sites. If you’d like to know more about New Zealand, just ask our guides!
Our most popular sites for the half day tour include: Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls and Meads Wall.