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Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A genuine wonder of the natural world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is the crown jewel of the Ruapehu region and a must do on anyone's bucket list.

Often described as New Zealand's greatest day walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging journey across a remarkable volcanic landscape. The 19.4km hike starts from the Mangetopopo Carpark off State Highway 47 south of Lake Taupo and is a 35 minute drive from Whakapapa or National Park Villages, approximately an hour from Ohakune, Turangi or Taumarunui and a 90 minute drive from Lake Taupo township.

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