Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing with Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe is a 26.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Owhango, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 26.7 km Elevation Gain: 1,519 m Route Type: Point to Point

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To experience what many people call the "World's Greatest Day Hike" you will need no permits, however, transportation arrangements must be made for both ends of the hike, so make sure you do some planning! You must also be mindful of shuttle pick-up times if you decide to summit Mt. Tongariro or Mt. Ngauruhoe (both cannot be done within the same day) as outlined here. There are sections of the hike that are considered active volcano areas. For the version of this hike without summiting Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe, see here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/new-zealand/manawatu-wanganui-region/tongariro-alpine-crossing

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2 months ago

Great day hike. Well maintained trail however tons of people. Lakes are beautiful but never touch them. They are sacred to the Maori. Amazing how many hikers don't know this or don't care. Bring layers, rain gear, at least 2 liters of water and lunch. In my opinion, this trail is not difficult at all... It's just a bit long for most (12+ miles).

hiking
2 months ago

Super busy. Paid for the shuttle $35nzd per person to take you from the parking lot to the beginning of the trail.

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hiking
5 months ago

Trail is a freeway compared to trails in Washington state. Miles of trail mat. Which is very nice on the feet. Coming off the top you have a 350foot scree slide down the trail

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