Tongariro Alpine Crossing Finish-Ketetahi Car Park

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4.7 from 7 users.


Parking area at the end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. You can park here and catch a shuttle to the start of the track. Book a shuttle in advance. NOTE: Labour weekend in October to 30 April parking restrictions (4 hr maximum) are in place we suggest you book a shuttle. From November to May, trek across a volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts. From June to October, snow and ice means alpine skills and experience are essential - it's best to go with guide or choose another track. 19.4 km one way Walking and tramping Nov-May: 7-8 hr - Jun-Oct: 9 hr No dogs

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Lat: -39.073228 Lng: 175.664237

User Reviews



The crossing is really nice and good walk for every age, except the walk down the "mountain" which is quite hard without any walking sticks. But sitting down and slowly make your way on your butt is also possible, so nothing to worry about. Even on perfect days it's gonna be extremely windy, so take proper clothing with you. Why I gave just 4 out of 5 stars is because the amount of the people walking there every day. People told me I was lucky on that day cause there were just 1500 instead of 3000 people doing the crossing. I can't imagine what kind of walk it would have been with the double number of people. I'm a fast walker so may that's why it's a big minus point in my review. The walk itself as I said was beautiful and worth it to do :)



Drop your family or friend at Mangatepopo car park, take a Shuttle one way trip on bookme, and park your car on the side of the road, in the parking 1km before this point. Just before the gravel road, on the left.



Park here in the morning. If spaces available. We got the last space at 615am. Then get a shuttle to the start. Don't attempt to walk from this end it will be so difficult. DON'T USE MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE WORSE COMPANY IN ALL OF NZ! and I never write bad reviews. Very rude and incompetent company. Met many people who had the same experience with them to


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