Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast for the week ahead.

Tuesday 6th – Monday 12th October. 
As at Monday 5th October. Weather forecast valid for midday at Red Crater.

A beautiful day on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today.

Tuesday 6 October

A mainly fine day, but cloud increasing towards evening. Westerlies rising to gale in exposed places from the morning, easing at night. Avalanche risk likely to be low.
Wind: W 60 km/hr
Precipitation: 0 mm
Temp: 0°C
Freezing Level: 3800m.

Wednesday 7 October

Scattered rain in the morning, clearing to afternoon fine spells. Avalanche risk likely to be low.
Wind: W 30 km/hr
Precipitation: 2 mm
Temp: -4°C
Freeze Level: 2600m.

Thursday 8 October

Fine spells. Isolated showers from afternoon. Southeasterlies developing. Avalanche risk likely to be low.

Friday 9 October

Mainly fine. Easterlies, dying out later. Avalanche risk possibly low.

Saturday 10 October

Fine, still, clear, and maybe even hot! Avalanche risk likely to be low.

Sunday 11 October

Fine, still, clear, and maybe even hot! Avalanche risk likely to be low.

Monday 12 October

Fine, still, clear, and maybe even hot! Avalanche risk likely to be low.

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.

Winter Specials

Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter


Winter Special


Winter Special


2 people, 2 nights, and bubbles for 2 after your guided half-day walk!