Guides and commercial tourism providers

DOC Approved label.

This page lists businesses that have DOC's approval to operate in the areas it manages and can display the DOC Approved label.

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List these providers by service:

 

Transport

Tongariro Hot Bus

Shuttle transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.alpinehotbus.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Extreme Backpackers

Transport for Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Northern Circuit.

www.extremebackpackers.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Te Karehana Tours

Shuttle transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.tongarirocrossing.com

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Discovery Lodge

Shuttle transport within Tongariro National Park and Tongariro Forest Conservation Area.

www.discovery.net.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Whakapapa Holiday Park

Transport and guiding bookings for Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.whakapapa.net.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation ; Transport

Plateau Lodge

Transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.plateaulodge.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

Transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and 42 Traverse mountain bike ride.

www.the-park.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Wades Landing Outdoors

Transport to and from Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Guided trips on the Whanganui Journey.

www.whanganui.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Transport

ROAM Aotearoa

Scheduled transport for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit, and to other locations within Tongariro National Park on demand.

www.roam.net.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Howard's Mountain Lodge

Transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse mountain bike track.

www.howardslodge.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Guy, Peter and Sylvia

Transport of clients on Mangatepopo, Ketetahi and Kapoors Roads within the Tongariro National Park.

psguy@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Tongariro Expeditions

Guiding and transport services for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.tongariroexpeditions.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Transport

Adventure Headquarters

Transport to and from the start and finish of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park.

www.adventureheadquarters.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Backyard Tours

Transport on Mangatepopo and Ketetahi Roads in Tongariro National Park.

www.backyardtours.com

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

National Park Backpackers, Tongariro Volcanic Adventures

Shuttle transport within Tongariro National Park.

www.npbp.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Adventure Lodge & Motel Tongariro Track Transport

Transport to Mangatepopo, Ketetahi, Kapoors Road for Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park.

www.adventurenationalpark.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Turangi Rentals

Shuttle transport for Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.turangirentals.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Equipment rental

Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa & Turoa New Zealand

Whakapapa & Turoa ski fields on Mount Ruapehu.

www.mtruapehu.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Equipment rental ; Facilities ; Guided activities and tours

Accommodation

Ngauruhoe Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.ngauruhoeskiclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Taupo Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.tauposki.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Auckland University Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.uasc.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Tauwira Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa, Mount Ruapehu, ski field as part of club membership.

www.tauwiraskiclub.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Havelock Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.havelockski.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Kristin School

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of school programme.

www.kristin.school.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Waitomo Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.waitomoskiclub.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Massey University Alpine Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.masseyalpineclub.blogspot.com

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Aorangi Ski Club

Club house accommodation on Mount Ruapehu ski fields as part of club membership. Lodges on Whakapapa and Tukino ski fields. A lodge at Ohakune junction.

www.aorangi.org

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Tongariro Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.tongariroski.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Hawkes Bay Ski Club

Accommodation on Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa ski field as part of Club membership.

P O Box 2247
Stortford Lodge
Hastings

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Alpine Sports Club Incorporated

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.alpinesport.org.nz

 

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Graduates Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.grads.co.nz/

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Puketoi Mountain Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

adamfi@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Tokoroa Alpine Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

http://tokoroaalpineclub.org.nz/

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of NZ

Accommodation on Mount Ruapehu as part of club membership.

www.forestandbird.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Whakapapa Holiday Park

Transport and guiding bookings for Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.whakapapa.net.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation ; Transport

Downhill Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.skiclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

A range of room types and dining facilities in a category one listed, four star historic hotel at the forefront of Mount Ruapehu.

www.chateau.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Pinnacle Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.pinnacleskiclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Arlberg Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.arlberg.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Serac Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

http://www.serac.org.nz/

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Rangatira Alpine Sports Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.rangatiraskiclub.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Rotorua Tramping and Skiing Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.rotoruatrampski.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Skotel Alpine Resort

Accommodation at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village.

www.skotel.co.nz/

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

New Zealand Alpine Club

Hut accommodation in Westland Tai Poutini, Tongariro and Fiordland National Parks.

www.alpineclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Snowline Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.snowlineskiclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Manawatu Tramping & Skiing Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.mtsc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Waikato Tramping Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.wtc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Ski Racers Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.skiracers.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Levin Waiopehu Tramping Club

Accommodation on Whakakapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.lwtc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Desert Alpine Club at Tukino

Skiing and accommodation on Tukino ski field, Tongariro National Park.

information@desertalpine.org

Activities:  Snow activities

Services:  Accommodation

Tararua Tramping Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.ttc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Scripture Union

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.scriptureunion.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Hutt Valley Tramping Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.hvtc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Summit Skiers

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

summitskiers@gmail.com

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Ruapehu Ski Club

Accommodation on Mount Ruapehu as part of club membership.

www.rsc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Boomerang Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.boomerangskiclub.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Matamata Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

matamataski.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Otaihape Alpine (Ski) Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.otaihape.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Te Horonuku Mountain Sports Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.tehoronuku.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.wtmc.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Scout Association of New Zealand

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of membership.

www.scouts.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Tahurangi Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.tahurangiskiclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Christiania Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.skichristie.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Tauranga Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

chrismat@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Iwikau Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.iwikau.com

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Whakapapa Mountain Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.whakapapamountainclub.org.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Taumarunui High School

Accommodation on Mount Ruapehu as part of school curriculum.

www.taumarunuihigh.school.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Wanganui Ski Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.wssc.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Auckland Tramping Club

Accommodation on Whakapapa ski field, Mount Ruapehu, as part of club membership.

www.aucktramping.org.nz/

Activities:  

Services:  Accommodation

Facilities

Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa & Turoa New Zealand

Whakapapa & Turoa ski fields on Mount Ruapehu.

www.mtruapehu.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Equipment rental ; Facilities ; Guided activities and tours

Guided activities and tours

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Guided activities as part of outdoor instruction programmes in the Tongariro area and Great Barrier Island.

www.opc.org.nz

Activities:  Adventure activities ; Boating ; Caving ; Climbing ; Diving and snorkelling ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

Adventure Outdoors Tongariro NZ

Guiding for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

info@adventureoutdoors.co.nz

http://www.adventureoutdoors.co.nz/

 

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Flying Kiwi Wilderness Expeditions

Guided activities as part of adventure tours in the North and South Islands.

www.flyingkiwi.com

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Active Adventures

Guided, small group hiking tours travelling between national parks for overnight and 2-night hikes. Trip may also include soaking in hotpools, mountain biking, kayaking and caving.

http://activeadventures.com/

Activities:  Caving ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Walking/tramping/hiking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Guided walks as part of tours throughout New Zealand.

www.ramblersholidays.co.uk

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Taupo Quad Adventures

Guided quad bike tours and overnight camping in Tongariro Forest.

+64 7 377 6404

Activities:  Camping ; Quad and trail biking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Ruapehu Rocks Rock Climbing

Guided rock climbing on Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

www.ruapehurocks.com

Activities:  Climbing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Pacific Cycle Tours / Chamäleon Reisen

Guided walks and cycling as part of tours throughout New Zealand.

www.globaladventureguide.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Walking Places

Guided walks in and near Tongariro National Park, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.walkingplaces.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wades Landing Outdoors

Transport to and from Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Guided trips on the Whanganui Journey.

www.whanganui.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Transport

Rapid Sensations

Guided walking, rafting, mountain biking, climbing and caving in Central North Island.

www.rapids.co.nz

Activities:  Caving ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa & Turoa New Zealand

Whakapapa & Turoa ski fields on Mount Ruapehu.

www.mtruapehu.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Equipment rental ; Facilities ; Guided activities and tours

ANZ Nature Tours

Tour packages and tailor-made travels for individual travellers and groups within New Zealand. Self-drive and special interest tours for travel agents as well as independent travellers.

www.anznaturetours.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Adventure Dynamics

Guided single or multi-day activities in Egmont National Park including alpine and bush walks, summit ascents, rock, snow and ice climbing, instruction, abseiling, ski mountaineering, tramping and team building.

www.adventuredynamics.co.nz

Activities:  Climbing ; Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nouvelle-Zelande Voyages

Guided walks as part of a tour throughout New Zealand.

www.nzvoyages.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Adrift Guided Outdoors Adventures

Guided one to multi-day recreational activities (walking, kayaking, canoeing, biking/cycling) in Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, and central North Island rail trails.

www.adriftnz.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Snow activities ; Surfing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

The Road Trip

Short guided walks in South and North Island.

www.theroadtrip.co.nz/

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

Guided multi-activity adventure tours in the South and North Island.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Chris Jolly Outdoors

Guided hikes in Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park and the Taupo area.

www.chrisjolly.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Japan Tourist Services

Guided short to half day walks in Tongariro National Park and the Taupo/Turangi area.

jtsoffice@xtra.co.nz or +64 7 343 9689

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Antipodes Travel

Tailor-made tours for independent travellers or group tours within New Zealand.

www.antipodes-travel.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Walking Legends

Guided walks for Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park and Coromandel Peninsula.

www.walkinglegends.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tongariro Expeditions

Guiding and transport services for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

www.tongariroexpeditions.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Transport

Tongariro River Rafting

Guided rafting, fishing, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing and kayaking in the Tongariro area.

www.trr.co.nz

Activities:  Climbing ; Fishing ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Black Sheep Touring Co

Guided walks as part of small-group and bespoke guided tours of New Zealand.

www.blacksheeptouring.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Adventure South

Guided mountain biking and walking across New Zealand.

www.advsouth.co.nz/

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Central Peaks Touring and Guiding

Guided walks in Tongariro National Park and Kaimanawa Forest Park.

scottyb@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Outdoor education and instruction

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Guided activities as part of outdoor instruction programmes in the Tongariro area and Great Barrier Island.

www.opc.org.nz

Activities:  Adventure activities ; Boating ; Caving ; Climbing ; Diving and snorkelling ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 892 3729
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Email:   whakapapa@doc.govt.nz
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