Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park’s important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bus terminal at 26 Princes Street, 1010 Auckland
DEPARTURE TIME 3pm
INCLUDED
All Transport
Shared Accommodation
Awesome guide
2 x Breakfast
1 x Lunch
Tongariro National Park
Relaxing Spa
NOT INCLUDED
Optional extras
1 x Lunch
2 x Dinner
WHAT TO BRING
Swimming costume
Camera
Extra cash for optional activities
Sunscreen / Sunglasses / Sun hat
Towel
Tramping Boots
A light rain jacket
Wool Jumper/Fleece
fast drying trousers – no jeans for the crossing!
Thermal underwear top and pants
Hat and gloves to keep warm
Day Pack (Backpack)
Passport for ID
Please don’t bring a big bag!

High School students add $175 for a professional Guide to guide you on crossing!

Additional information

AgeUnder 18, 18 or older
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Day 1

Depart from Auckland and stop to buy dinner and shop for snacks at a supermarket (there are NO supermarkets and only a few restaurants in National Park).

Arrive in the small village of National Park. It is important to have the correct equipment for tramping tomorrow. Here we can hire jackets & boots if needed. Check into accommodation. We will have a meeting to discuss your optional activities for Sunday. You must make up your mind today in order to book activities in time. Your guide will show you where to have breakfast and make your own lunch ready for tomorrow’s 7-hour hike, the most amazing great walk in NZ! Free time!

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Day 2

Breakfast in the kitchen (provided by Kiwiana) and make your own sandwiches (ingredients provided). Meet at reception and be prepared with your backpack and the items listed below. The hike today is on a live volcanic mountain. The terrain is rough and slippery in parts. The weather can change at anytime and you need to be prepared. Get on a Department of Conservation (DOC) approved provider’s bus then walk the amazing Tongariro Crossing! It will take all day, from 7 to 9 hours, depending on your finess; allow time for photos, lunch and breaks. There are no shops so make sure you have brought plenty of food and water! Alternatively, take part in some of the other activities in Sunday’s options.

Dinner: own arrangements there is café/ restaurant. Free time relax in the spa open till 9pm!

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Day 3

Breakfast in the kitchen (provided by Kiwiana) and bags on Bus. After the breakfast, the driver/guide will explain your chosen optional activities.

LUNCH: We will stop for lunch along the way back to Auckland (own arrangement)

After a great morning we make our way back to Auckland around 9pm.*

*Times are approximate, please allow for variances in times due to unforeseen situations and depending on options chosen.

National Park Activities (Extra Cost)

Indoor Rock Climbing
Paintball
Bike Riding

Waitomo Activities (Extra Cost)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Black Water Rafting

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