Tongariro Alpine Crossing Must Haves
What to wear, what to take - the list of essentials everyone walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Be Prepared for Changes in the Weather
The weather can change quickly in the alpine environment and it is absolutely critical that you are prepared for any changes in weather.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Map
This map provides basic information including the track layout, hut & toilet locations as well as altitudes for various points of interest.
NZ Environmental Care Code
To help protect the natural environment, please follow these guidelines on your visit.
Mangatepopo Car Park to Soda Springs
Grade: Easy - allow 1 - 1.5 hours
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