The weather conditions in spring and summer are great! Which means you don't need a guide for the Tongariro Crossing, just follow the trail. The team will drop you off and pick you up at the end!
When the snow melts and the surface of the mountains can be seen again, the Tongariro Crossing's path becomes also perfectly visible. During these months you don't need a guide to lead the way of one of the most exciting hikes in New Zealand.
The Tongariro Crossing starting point is the Ketetahi carpark, the last accessible place by car. From that point on, you'll walk towards the Ketetahi mountain. The hike then continues towards the mountainsides of Mount Tongariro and the pass right between this mountain and Mount Ngauruhoe. The final destination of the hike will be the Mangatepopo Hut.
Adventure HQ offers you the comfort of picking you up at your accommodation in Taupo and taking you to the starting of this amazing experience. They will also provide you with the required equipment: trekking poles, pants, jackets, hiking boots, etc.
An option from Turangi is also available. In both cases please indicate your accommodation during the booking process.