Tongariro Crossing

3 day Explorer - from £595

Travel by train on the Northern Explorer from Auckland or Wellington or by car during your self drive to the beautiful region of National Park, home to one of New Zealand’s most rewarding mountain walks.

Your Tour Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Chateau Tongariro
  • Full breakfast during your stay
  • Full day guided walk over the Tongariro Crossing
  • Incredible views
  • Option to add return Northern Explorer rail travel from Auckland or Wellington

Your Explorer

The Tongariro Walk is an epic 8 hour walk over an active volcanic landscape and past the famous Emerald Lakes.

After a night at the Chateau Tongariro your guide will collect you to start your full day walk past Mt Ngauruhoe, which was used as the fictional Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and over Mt Tongariro and its scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and steaming craters. After a restful night, you will continue your self drive or onward travel by rail to either Auckland or Wellington.

3 day Explorer - from £595

Optional return from Auckland or Wellington on board the Northern Explorer Train – from £165 per person

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Departs daily unless taking the optional train journey.

Explorer which includes the train departs Auckland Mon, Thu & Sat & Wellington Wed, Fri & Sun. A good level of fitness is required to complete the crossing.

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to a New Zealand Expert on 0333 234 3209

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