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Winter

  Track Safety  
LOCATION PRICE MORNING PICK UP
Taupo $95 7.30am
Turangi $95 8.15am
Ketetahi - -
Base Camp $95 8.45am

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has only two seasons. Summer and winter.  Shuttle only options apply when the track is clear from snow and ice. Once there is snow and ice on the track we offer track safety options that includes gear.

Summer - shuttle only

It is very popular to self guide at this time of year with our map and information sheet to help you along the way. During the summer months the track is clear and well marked. Shuttle only options are the most popular. 

Winter - track safety

During the main part of winter when snow and ice cover the most dangerous sections of the track we offer you the opportunity to safely freedom hike to the most scenic parts of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing without entering the danger zone created by heavy snow, steep sheet ice, avalanche risk and poor weather. Guides are not required for this section of the track. (Please note that the Emerald Lakes are frozen over in winter and not visible). 

Gear is organised on the bus in the morning. You must have your lunch and water organised before you come as there is nowhere to buy food or water on or around the track.

  Package Includes Available to Hire You Must Bring
Transport    
Hiking Poles    
Cramp-ons    
Backpack    
Raincoat    
Fleece Pants    
Polar Fleece Top    
Hiking Boots    
Sunglasses    
Hat/gloves/sock    
Water    
Sunblock    
Lunch    
Camera