Turangi to Mangatepopo (Return Trip)

From NZD $50.00
  • Duration: 45 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Turangi
  • Product code: TGI01

We provide an interactive, Maori cultural shuttle service to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, often described as the best one day hike in New Zealand.

Located in the central North Island, the Tongariro National Park, World Heritage Area is a must see for travellers. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing provides an opportunity to experience some of the most scenic and active volcanic areas of the National Park with an active steaming vent and breath taking views. You will be no less than amazed at the sights and sounds you will encounter while walking across a volcanic landscape of craters, new and old lava flows, piles of scoria and mountain springs whilst passing by emerald lakes. 

The hike is 19.4 km one way so you need to allow 6-8 hrs to complete.


Turangi to Mangatepopo (return shuttle)

PRICE – $50pp Return

With limited parking at Ketetahi road end we highly recommend you book our return shuttle service from Turangi.

We will pick you up and transport you to Mangatepopo (start of the crossing). When you finish the hike we will pick you up at Ketetahi road end and transport you back to Turangi.

If you require extra time on the track you must book our early shuttle.


Depart Turangi:





Pick Up Times (Ketetahi Road Carpark):





You must be waiting outside your pickup location at least 15 minutes before your departure time.


Shuttle Information

Experience The Tongariro Crossing


Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather and conditions can change quickly. Due to the alpine environment, the weather at ground level can differ greatly from the conditions higher up the mountain. Be prepared to change plans and turn back if strong winds prevail or visibility is poor and call us so you can be picked up.

CHECK LIST ( You must come prepared for all weather conditions. Rain, hail,sun & wind. 

  • Food and plenty of water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Warm clothing (windproof) NO DENIM
  • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
  • Strong and comfortable shoes (no jandals)
  • First aid kit
  • Map
  • Cell Phone (Highly Recommended)

The Tongariro crossing Service is only available during spring and summer. Other transport options will be available during winter to Whakapapa Ski area and winter tours still to come.

Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us!