From the many walking options that exist, you are free to take your choice as
we explore this volcanic landform. Two half-day walks to beautiful waterfalls
and bush lands (unguided) or the amazing optional 8 hour Tongariro Alpine
Crossing are on offer. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been called one of
the greatest one-day walks in New Zealand and provided the weather is kind
the rugged volcanic desert, craters and glacial valleys combined with the
incredible views make this a day to remember. The crossing should not be
under estimated and there are a number of steep sections where the loose
surface can make it tough going, so come well-prepared. The crossing can take
7-8 hours depending on walking ability.
Walk Profile- Tongariro Crossing: Distance- 19.4 km/12 miles, total ascent
765m and descent 1125m, approx. 7-8 hours.
If you do not wish to do the optional Tongariro Crossing, below are two of
the most popular and scenic walk options accessible by foot from the
accommodation that you may wish to consider. Your leader will also be able to
advise locally with further details/options:
Walk Profile (unguided)- Silica Rapids: Distance- 7 km loop/4.3 miles, total
ascent 190m and descent 190m, approx. 2.5 hours.
Walk Profile (unguided)- Taranaki Falls: Distance- 6 km loop/3.7
miles, total ascent 115m and descent 115m, approx. 2.5 hours.
*Skotel Alpine Resort or similar*