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Ketetahi Park N Ride

Ketetahi One way to mangatepopo

Pick Up Travel Time Cost Shuttle Departure Times
State Highway 46 30mins $35 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am
Pick Up
State Highway 46
Travel Time
Shuttle Departure Times
6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am


Ketetahi Park N Ride 

(Last updated October 2021)


  • Cheapest option with discounts for seniors, students and children.
  • $30 per person for groups of more than 10
  • More pick up time options in the morning
  • Most independent option
  • No time limit
  • No racing to catch a bus in the afternoon
  • Hike at your own pace
  • Great option for families
  • Great option for slow and fast hikers
  • We give you a map and information sheet that offers valuable information to stay safe and how to care for this stunning alpine environment
  • Safest Covid 19 option with least contact with public as bus time is only 30min



  • Please note there is a 4 hour time limit in the DOC Ketetahi car park between Labour weekend to Easter weekend.  
  • Therefore, between Labour Weekend to Easter weekend you have two parking options
  • If you are booked to go before Labour weekend or after Easter weekend you can park and get picked up from the DOC Ketetahi Car Park (google maps locations here)
  • Please call us if you are lost or running late in the morning.  We are here to help.
  • Look out for our buses that are white with black boot prints on the side.  
  • Check in is 30 mins prior to departure time 
  • Tongariro Expeditions will take you to the start of the track at Mangatepopo car park.  
  • Hike and be happy.
  • Use our map to guide yourself over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to the Ketetahi car park.  
  • Simply walk back to your car and drive home 



  • Please be fully prepared for the alpine environment and weather as we do not hire equipment to people that are catching this service
  • Make sure you park in the signposted parking sections on the side of the road when parking on SH46.  Do not park in between the no parking signs
  • You must arrive at least half an hour before your departure time to allow enough time to find a car park then walk to us to check in.
  • Make sure you have told someone where you are going and when to expect you back.  Please carry a fully charged phone that you are not using to take photos.