Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is an awesome one day adventure, walking across active volcanoes, with spectacular and unique volcanic terrain.


You can see a cold mountain spring, old lava flows, active volcanic craters and thermal steam vents, not to mention the brilliant emerald and blue lakes - and beautiful native forest to finish.

See the special alpine flora and fauna of the Tongariro National Park, and magnificent views to mountains and lakes of the central North Island.

Mangatepopo Car Park to Soda Springs  - Grade: Easy - allow 1 - 1.5 hour
Soda Springs to South Crater - Grade: Moderate - Difficult, allow 40 minutes to 1 hour
South Crater to Red Crater - Grade: Moderate - Difficult, allow 1 hour
Red Crater to Blue Lake - Grade: Moderate, allow 30 minutes
Blue Lake to Ketetahi Hut - Grade Moderate - allow 1 hour
Ketetahi Hut to Ketetahi Car Park - Grade: Moderate - allow 2 hours