Tongariro Alpine Crossing Weather Forecast

For this weekend and the week ahead. 13 August 2021

The weather this weekend: Saturday isn’t looking very nice at all, Sunday is the day to get out.


Low Temperature: High chance
Strong Wind: High chance
Snow: Some chance


Low Temperature: High chance

The weather for the rest of the week: Monday is looking ok, then not so good but improving on Thursday for the rest of the week.

Issued at 3:23PM Thu 12 Aug 2021
Tongariro Alpine Crossing forecast data courtesy of Niwa Weather. Valid for midday at Red Crater Elevation 1870m.

Track and weather conditions.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is in winter snow conditions, which should last until mid October. Weather conditions in all New Zealand mountains are very changeable. Be prepared to experience low visibility, high winds and rain. The weather variability means you MUST HAVE good outdoor clothing and an understanding of what the weather will be like on the day in front of you. Our guides are fully experienced and qualified to make these decisions for you. Just ask. We have a shop with all the outdoor clothing needs to keep you comfortable and safe.

You are walking on an active volcano with the safest possible alert level of zero. However volcanoes can erupt at anytime without notice. Volcanic experts say that hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is vastly safer on our guided tour than driving a car.

Book a guided tour with Adrift Tongariro. We specialise in guiding those who have little to no hiking experience but have desire and a sense of exploration.

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