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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

This is the most popular option. You finish the hike where you car is parked so there is no time limit as you are not catching a bus in the afternoon.   You can hike at your own pace in your own time.  

We depart at 6:30am, 7:30am and 8:30am (sometimes more options in peak season). When you book online it will say 6am 7am and 8am once you have booked.  This is because you need to arrive at 6am for a 6:30am departure.

In peak season (January to March) we also offer 5:30am and 9:30am.

We pick up at the end of the track at Ketetahi on SH46 (goolge maps location here) You will see our check in van.  This is parked across the road from the entrance to the Ketetahi car park. 

  • The Ketetahi car park now has a 4 hour time limit but this does not apply to the side of the road on SH46, you can park on the side of the road all day for free.
  • Make sure you park in the parking sections of the side of the road.  Do not park in front of our check in van or between the no parking signs
  • There is a Tongariro Shuttle car park but if you park there you will be charged by the owners 
  •  Where ever you park you then walk to our check in van to check in.  
  • You must arrive at least half an hour before your departure time to sort a park, walk to us then check in.

We then take you to the start of the track at Mangatepopo Car Park.  You finish the track at Ketetahi car park.  You then walk out to where you parked you car.  No need for a bus in the afternoon.

We give you a map and information sheet and we expect you to be fully prepared for the alpine environment and weather as we do not hire equipment to people that are catching this service.