The Tongariro Alpine Crossing requires that transport be arranged from one end. For this TURANGI ALPINE SHUTTLES can collect you from your accommodation at either 6.00 am or 7.30 am taking you to the preferred starting point of Mangatopopo and collecting you from Ketetahi carpark at either 3.00 pm 4.00 pm or 5.00 pm 7 days a week.
The crossing traverses the length of Mt Tongariro (18.5kms) and can take 6 - 9 hours depending on fitness level. The track starts at the Mangatepopo Valley and finishes at the Ketetahi road carpark where we will collect you up and return you to your pick up point. It is our policy that we will not send you on the track if we think the weather is unsuitable or if you are not properly kitted out. The weather at the carpark can be totally different than that on the mountain. Be prepared to change your plans and turn back especially if the wind picks up or visibility deteriorates. It is recommended that you use local transport to the track start so you can be accounted for and that you take a cell phone.
To be properly prepared you must have:
Food and plenty of fluid especially in hot conditions
Rainproof coat & Overtrousers
Strong Sturdy Boots ( The ground is volcanic & Uneven )
Warm Polypropylene or Wool Clothing
First Aid Kit
Map & Compass
Depart Turangi 6.00 am & 7.30 am Daily
Depart Ketetahi Carpark for Mangatepopo (Track Start) 6.30 am 7.30am & 8.00 am 9.00 am Daily. Cost $30 per person END OF THE DAY Depart Ketetahi Carpark for Mangatepopo (Track Start) 3.00pm 4.00pm & 5.30pm Daily Cost $30 per person Depart Ketetahi for Turangi 3.00pm 4.00pm & 5.00pm
Should ticketed passengers miss the last shuttle and still require transport a surcharge of $50 will apply
Winter Timetable By Arrangement
Cost: $45.00 per person return ::: EFTPOS Available on ShuttleContact Us for Bookings or further information