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Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk

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National Park, New Zealand

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Home to serene lakes and powerful rivers cutting through the volcanic landscapes, New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park is widely considered the jewel in the North Island’s crown. Ideal for travellers short on time, this morning or afternoon half-day tour takes in some of the park’s most impressive features. Visit top natural attractions such as Taranaki Falls or the Whakapapanui River, and discover sites made famous in the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • Explore the Tongariro National Park on a time-efficient half-day tour
  • Hit sites of interest such as Taranaki Falls or the Whakapapanui River
  • Spectacular views over the volcanic wilderness scenery
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour times to suit your schedule
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Professional and qualified guide/s.
All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter).
Footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance.
Live tour commentary provided in English.
Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) and the activity.
Beverages, bottled water, or snacks
Return transfers from Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge.

Departure Point

53 Carroll Street, National Park 3989, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 2 people. Individual bookings are welcome, as the tour does generally meet minimum numbers, especially on good weather days. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • It is essential all clients phone the Adrift Tongariro base between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to trip date to confirm tour departure time and discuss exact timings. +64 7892 2751.
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A medium level of fitness is required.
  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • You should have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.
  • Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base. Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) and the activity are included in the price.
  • Transfers from Whakapapa Village are available on request for an additional charge. All transfers require a minimum of 2 people.
  • Winter tours are from 1 May - 30 September, or when snow and ice are on the trails. Summer crossings are from 1 October - 30 April, as long as snow and ice are clear from the trails.
  • Gear List: Water, outdoor shoes with grip, long walking pants, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adrift Tongariro

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk ?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

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