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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track crosses stark and spectacular volcanic terrain.


Among its highlights are steaming vents and hot springs, old lava flows, beautiful water filled explosion craters and stunning views. On clear days you can see Mount Taranaki in the west, Mount Ngauruhoe, the Kaimanawa Rangs, Lake Taupo and beyond. 

Track overview

19.4 km one way

Walking and tramping

5 hr 30 min - 7 hour 30 min Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 892 3729
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
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