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Conquer The Famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing

At Tui Lodge we can assist with the planning and preparation for walking this famous New Zealand tourist attraction.  From equipment to footwear, transport to clothing, we have some helpful tips to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience.

New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others say it ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world.

Many who complete the 19.4-kilometre journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.

Prepare for the elements. Ensure transport is arranged to drop you at the beginning of the track and pick you up at the end of the day.

The weather can change quickly and unexpectedly in any alpine environment. At times conditions can be extreme.  Be prepared for every type of weather.

Please take care to note the Essentials List which tells you exactly what to take and what to wear.  During the winter additional gear like crampons and ice axes are required.  Please take care to read Winter Experience if you are intending a winter trip.

Check the MetService website for the weather forecast.  Tongariro National Park has a specific forecast.

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