Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tours

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tours

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A must do if you have alpine hiking experience. Any videos you see are likely pre lockdown. The chains have gone, steps and support walls are crumbling and formed paths have disappeared. Without high throughput this path is no more. You must have decent boots, poles and water. Don’t be surprised to find yourself rock climbing.

Taranaki Falls under freezing winter conditions and with an incredible fresh snowfall all around.

One of my hopes for photography this year was to explore Tongariro National Park in all it's winter goodness. I saw the forecast and luckily was timed with a few days off work so I knew I had to get down right away, during or right after the storm passed, before the snow melted in this unseasonably warm winter.

I arrived to moody snow-fleeting showers so I knew it was perfect! Getting up super early before all the tourists arrived was key so I set off just after sunrise and arrived to this place all to myself. It allowed me to shoot to my hearts content without people in my images and me in theirs!

Technically an impossible-to-stay-dry shot and while the spray was impossible to keep of the lens, I am super stoked to get this an other images from here, particularly as I have never seen another panorama from behind this falls!

Epic epic winter conditions and so stoked to get these long awaited shots here!

Canon 6D | Canon 17-40mm | ISO100 | f11 | 0.5sec x 9 image panorama

As always, please feel free to like or drop a comment. Prints and licensing options also available so feel free to send me a message! 🙂


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Considered one of the best, if not the best, one-day walks in the world. You will experience active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, and stunning views of beautiful New Zealand.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing You will experience active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, and stunning views of beautiful New Zealand.

Operating as usual

Closer Than You Think 26/02/2022

Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think Discover Summer at Mt Ruapehu


A Christmas view of our mountain. Merry Christmas to all.


Another beaut day up on the maunga today. Avi dog Rudi supporting on a clean up mission 🐾

📷 : Peter Woodhead


Lovely weather Saturday come walk the crossing and stay at Adventure Lodge in National Park


Not a bad view to distract from a thigh burning ride up Ohakune Mountain Road. 🔥This is just one of the @mountainstoseanz cycle trails (although usually cycled downhill!) - which trails have you ticked off on this magnificent NZ Great Ride?

📸 @tyler_perrin

Ride The Sky Waka For $39 26/04/2021

Ride The Sky Waka For $39

Ride The Sky Waka For $39 Adults $39, Kids $19, Lunch $20 p/person.


Our Farewell to Dave tonight who has been with us since before first lockdown last year - it’s been fun but now you are moving onto new pastures - best wishes and travel safe


Ride The Sky Waka For $39

Ride The Sky Waka For $39 13/12/2020

Ride The Sky Waka For $39

Ride The Sky Waka For $39 Adults $39, Kids $19, Lunch $20 p/person


New Zealand's #1 Gondola

New Zealand's #1 Gondola 02/12/2020

New Zealand's #1 Gondola

New Zealand's #1 Gondola Experience the stunning scenery.


The team at adventure lodge enjoying dinner together last night
Celebrating Dave’s birthday and welcoming home Antonin- last seen end of lockdown!


All aboard The Spiral Express - Friday 16th of October
Join us as we traverse the Raurimu Spiral on the Main Trunk Line!

Book Now:

Mighty viaducts, tunnels, rivers and the famed Raurimu Spiral await you on this exclusive heritage train, day trip opportunity.

Departing from Ohakune and National Park, highlights include the Hapuawhenua and Makatote viaducts, mountain views, and following the Whanganui River.

For More Info and to BOOK NOW:

*This rail tour is subject to Ministry of Health, Covid-19 restrictions. Please read the booking terms and conditions for more information including special Covid-19 refund policy.

Photos from Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tours's post 25/09/2020

New bus and old driver both ready for the season ahead !!
Open to Book now - groups of friends family and work colleagues


Our Tongariro crossing tours start next Monday
After we pick up our new bus
To book go to


So over lockdown Ruapehu NZ ran a landscape competition and I was lucky enough to take it out. So this was what I chose to use my prize on. Thanks heaps Mountain Air Volcanic Flights, couldn’t of asked for a better day for it.

Love Taupo
Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa & Tūroa Ski Areas
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Whakakapapa Report
It is a beautiful clear & crisp morning up here on the maunga!!! The forecast is for fine weather for the next few days. We have had over 20cm's of fresh snow in the last 24 hours! The Happy Valley Beginners Area will OPEN for Day 1 this winter from 9am & sledding from 10.30am. The Sky Waka will OPEN for sightseeing access only from 11am once de-icing is completed. Come & take a ride on New Zealand's biggest gondola to 2000 meters with stunning views out over the Tongariro National Park.
Chains or 4WD

The Bruce Road is RESTRICTED to CHAINS or 4WDs from Whakapapa Village. Please take care in & around car parks as underfoot conditions are icy.

Photos from National Park Village's post 29/06/2020

Photos from National Park Village's post


The Raurimu Spiral Train Tours will be running every Wednesday during July and August. For more information or to book a seat please contact us at any of our Ruapehu I-Sites or follow this link With a maximum of 20 people per trip please get in quick 😀


Winter snows are starting

Sky Waka, Mt Ruapehu: A journey to NZ's highest cafe 26/05/2020

Sky Waka, Mt Ruapehu: A journey to NZ's highest cafe

Sky Waka, Mt Ruapehu: A journey to NZ's highest cafe Drink hot chocolate above the clouds, staring at some of our most awe-inspiring mountains.


The sun has been shining and winter is starting to make an appearance here in Ruapehu that has got us all getting excited. It's important to remember at this time of year with winter on the way to play it safe and we highly recommend using our local guides that we have listed below. It's time to enjoy again ☀️ 🗻 🥰



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23 Carroll Street, National Park
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General information

Considered one of the best, if not the best, one-day walks in the world. You will experience active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, and stunning views of beautiful New Zealand.

The hike itself will take between 7-9 hours depending on fitness and summits.

Adventure Lodge and Motel provide an outstanding package to serve all your needs, See:

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

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