Tongariro Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk

AUD $291.25

If for whatever reason you are unable to spend the day walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing but want to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park then the 4 hour 1/2 day Tongariro Volcanic tour is for you.

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If time is limited and you are unable to spend the whole day walking the Tongariro Crossing, then the 4-hour Half Day Volcanic Explorer Guided Walk is for you.  Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Tongariro National Park with this half day tour.

When possible, we will start on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track and head up to Soda Springs before returning to the start.  At Soda Springs we give you the option to upgrade to the full day walk and join in with the full day guided party to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

If the Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk is not suitable on the day, we have a menu of smaller walks we can enjoy. We will talk and show you all things relevant to Tongariro and New Zealand including recent and past eruptions, geology, flora and fauna discovery and settlement of NZ.

These are the most popular Tongariro sites we choose from and include in the 4 hours: Lake Rotopounamu, Taranaki Falls, Silica Rapids, Soda Springs, Pukeonake, Whakapapanui River, Tawhai falls, Meads Wall.


Guide/s, transport between the Adrift Tongariro base and the activity, $40 of clothing and footwear hire (boots $20, clothing $10, socks, gloves, hats, sunglasses $5 per item).


Whilst on this tour and in reaching Soda Springs, you can decide to upgrade to a full day tour at an additional cost of $50pp. You must have lunch and adequate water to upgrade.


Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.

Summer (1 October – 30 April), Winter (1 May – 30 September)


Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 8:00am

Return: 12.30pm


Meet at the Adrift Tongariro Base: Pick up 7:00am

Return: 12.30pm

We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.

Return Transfers

Return transfers are an additional service and cost over and above the tour booking and require a minimum of 2 to operate. . Summer (1 October – 30 April), Winter (1 May – 30 September).

Whakapapa Village $35pp

Summer Pick up 7:50am / Return 12:30pm

Winter Pick up 6:50am / Return 12:30pm

Gear List

Water, outdoor shoes with grip, long walking pants, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.

Gear Hire

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.


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