Manawatū-Whanganui Volcano tours

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Premium Guided Hike

1. Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Premium Guided Hike

Experience the landscape of Tongariro, peppered with different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs and brightly coloured emerald lakes on a 1-day trek.  In Summer, discover a majestic landscape of recent resultant volcanic activity. See how the vast array of colours and textures created from Sulphur, Aluminium, Silica, and many other mineral deposits released from within the Earth’s Crust. Follow your guide along alternative paths so you can escape the crowds whilst still experience the popular sights.  In Winter, enjoy the opportunity to walk through the magnificent snow-covered landscape without the summer crowds. No outdoor experience is necessary, all training and tuition are given on the day. Crampons and ice-axes are supplied by Adrift Tongariro for a fantastic alpine experience. Please note that reaching the Ketatahi end is not guaranteed. Safety regarding, weather, avalanche, ice and hypothermia are taken into consideration when securing the exact route for the day. Individual and group bookings are accepted. If you are travelling alone please book as the operator generally always meet minimum numbers, especially on good weather days.

Tongariro: Volcanic Explorer Half-Day Guided Walk

2. Tongariro: Volcanic Explorer Half-Day Guided Walk

Experience the Tongariro Crossing with this four-hour, half-day volcanic explorer guided walk. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park, learn about its geology and surrounding flora and fauna. When possible, the tour will start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs before returning to the start. If the Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk is not suitable on the day, there is a menu of smaller walks to enjoy. During this 4-hour tour you'll see a selection of the most popular Tongariro sites. These include Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls and Meads Wall.

Tongariro National Park: Guided Walk Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

3. Tongariro National Park: Guided Walk Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

Go on an adventure and embark on a full-day guided walk to Ruapehu. Admire Mt. Ruapehu that is the highest (2797m) of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007.  Join the group for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake. Please note that this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Start your walk at the Whakapapa Ski area at the top of the Bruce Road on Mt. Ruapehu, there may be an option of taking a chairlift up to Knoll Ridge cafe. This option will depend on the group on the day and if the chairlifts are operating. The lifts close at 4:00 PM daily, should conditions worsen during the day the lifts may have to be closed earlier. Enjoy personable, friendly, and qualified guides that provide instruction, transport, equipment, and gear hire.

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What people are saying about Manawatū-Whanganui

The most beautiful hiking experience I ever had. It is unbelievably beautiful though you need to have a very good fitness level. We were not able to catch up with others but Hiro, our guide was absolutely fantastic. He supported us and took care of us throughout the hike. Will come back to see sunrise during summer.

The activity was amazing. The guide hiro was so kind and helpful. It is a very strenous activity but absolutely worth every moment

Had a fantastic time! The tour guides are experienced and have great local knowledge. Highly recommend!

the staff wonderful people, friendly and enthusiastic from the beginning to the end of the tour

This was the best thing I have ever done! Such an adventure!