Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures

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Thanks for the guiding on this epic crossing! 😍
Was bit worried if my knees can handle it, but pace was so we'll set by our guide that didn't experience any pain during a hike!
Thanks again and happy crossings !
Thought I’d share this with you guys after a great walk last weekend!
shout out to my guide Laura who got me through!! cheers again mate! :)
The weather was horrible but I had a really good time, thank you Adrift!
Thank you for a fantastic day! (18.07.17)
How far in advance should I book a winter hike?
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This is at the TOP of my bucket list

Adrift is an adventure tourism business providing guided and freedom advertures throughout New Zealand. Popular trips are trekking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Canoeing the Whanganui River & School Camps & Tours.

http://www.adriftnz.co.nz

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01/03/2022

Come and explore the mighty Tongariro National Park and the Whanganui National Park the way it used to be - without the crowds! We offer several guided adventures, all priced at $195pp, and the fee for the fourth in your group is half price. Canoe the Whanganui River, hike to the crater lake on Mt Ruapehu or traverse the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Adrift also offers a "cheeky midweeky" for couples to spend two nights at Alpine Chalets Tongariro and walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Priced at $592 for two, the deal includes 50% off the second night's accommodation. Check out www.adriftnz.co.nz for more details and to book direct.

📸 OutThere.Kiwi

Top hiking safety tips for the peak of summer 21/02/2022

Top hiking safety tips for the peak of summer

No one knows hiking in the Tongariro National Park better than owner of Adrift Tongariro Stewart Barclay aka The Mountain Man. Stewart traversed the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing over 1,500 times (and counting)! Check out his essential tips so you can have the best and safest hiking adventures this summer.

Top hiking safety tips for the peak of summer Right now is the peak of hiking in New Zealand and there’s plenty of time left this summer to trek through lush forests, summit amazing peaks and explore the Taupo region. To help you safely plan your next adventure, we've enlisted the help of hiking guide Stewart Barclay from Adrift Tongariro. Wi...

06/02/2022

Exploring on a day off the top of Mt Ruapehu to check out the glacial caves. We can see 3-4m deep but looks like it goes even deeper!

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 06/02/2022

The North Island gets glaciers too!

Ever wondered what our guides get up to on their days off? Before the rain hit we checked out the glacial cave on Mt Ruapehu summit plateau glacier. It has been such a warm summer that all of the glacier is opening up and you can see glacial caves right through the plateau. Stunning!

28/01/2022

Doesn’t get much better than this 😍 What are your plans for the long weekends coming up? Join us on a guided Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake guided hike! Check out our summer specials at www.adriftnz.co.nz

@lovetauponz @visitruapehu

Six shortcuts on New Zealand's Great Walks: Day hikes and taster trails - NZ Herald 01/12/2021

Six shortcuts on New Zealand's Great Walks: Day hikes and taster trails - NZ Herald

Take a shortcut with us! If you missed out on your desired dates this year in the DoC's booking system — or if you simply don't have the time to tackle a Great Walk in its entirety — don't despair. Join us on a guided half-day Volcanic Explorer Tour and get a taste of multiple sections of the Great Walk, with the option to do the full-day Tongariro Crossing if the mood strikes.

Click on the link below for more information and to book.
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/guided-walks-2/half-day-volcanic-explorer/

Six shortcuts on New Zealand's Great Walks: Day hikes and taster trails - NZ Herald This is how you can experience some of New Zealand's Great Walks in half the time.

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 30/11/2021

Looking for a challenge this summer? 🏔 😀 ☀️ Join us on a Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake full day guided hike. We had a fantastic day up there in the weekend. With snow right up until the end of December this is fantastic for those wanting a snow experience using crampons and ice axes ❄️ ⛏ ❄️

Explore Mt Ruapehu and enjoy the Tongariro National Park the way it used to be; with no crowds!

Click on the link to check out our summer special $195pp PLUS a half price tour for the 4th person 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/guided-walks-2/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-summer-special/

STAY AND PLAY Save 50% off second night accommodation at Alpine Chalets Tongariro when booking a one day tour with Adrift Tongariro. Click on the link for more info 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/

Love Taupo Ruapehu NZ

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 15/11/2021

Awesome day on Mt Ruapehu! With snow up until the end of December, this is a fantastic snow experience using crampons and ice axes.
Book a summer special now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/guided-walks-2/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-summer-special/

STAY AND PLAY! STAY with Alpine Chalets Tongariro and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/
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Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 12/08/2021

I'm not following anybody's tracks, I'm making my own, baby. - Picabo Street.
We are loving all the fresh snow!

This weekend Sunday is the day to get out. Check out our Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast blog for more details
👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/tongariro-alpine-crossing-weather-forecast-13-august-21-2/

STAY AND PLAY! STAY with Alpine Chalets and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommod…/save-50-alpine-chalets/

New Zealand’s greatest day hike – Tongariro 08/08/2021

New Zealand’s greatest day hike – Tongariro

A great read by Kate Webster - Travel Journalist . What to expect on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, heralded as one of New Zealand’s greatest day hikes and ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing WINTER SPECIAL $195pp.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/adrift-specials/tongariro-alpine-crossing-winter-special/

STAY AND PLAY!
STAY with Alpine Chalets and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommod…/save-50-alpine-chalets/

New Zealand’s greatest day hike – Tongariro The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as one of New Zealand’s greatest day hikes and ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. With such

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 05/08/2021

While you have the fire cranking this weekend start planning your next adventure! Next week we will have some fresh snowfall from the weekend. ❄ ❄ ❄
Check out our Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast blog
👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/tongariro-alpine-crossing-weather-forecast-6-august-21/

STAY AND PLAY! STAY with Alpine Chalets and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommod…/save-50-alpine-chalets/

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 01/08/2021

We're stoked to share these photos from when we guided the Got To Get Out group to the Mt Ruapehu crater lake on this stunning day! ☀️
Thanks Chris Chase Photography for the epic pics 👊

Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake WINTER SPECIAL $195pp. Book Now 👇
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/adrift-specials/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-winter-special/

STAY AND PLAY! STAY with Alpine Chalets and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now 👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Weather Forecast 30 July 2021 29/07/2021

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Weather Forecast 30 July 2021

The weather this weekend is looking excellent! Check out our Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather forecast blog here for this weekends weather and the week ahead.

https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/tongariro-alpine-crossing-weather-forecast-30-july-2021/

STAY AND PLAY! STAY with Alpine Chalets and PLAY with Adrift Tongariro. 50% off the second night accommodation PLUS 1/2 price tour for 4th family member.
Book Now: https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Weather Forecast 30 July 2021 Tongariro Alpine Crossing Weather Forecast For this weekend and the week ahead. 30 July 2021 The weather this weekend: Looking pretty good. Saturday there is a chance of strong winds from the north east. Sunday looking very stable.Saturday Temperature: Warm relatively Wind: Moderate NE wind Rain: Ni...

The best spot in Tongariro, according to this adventure guide 02/07/2021

The best spot in Tongariro, according to this adventure guide

A quick chat with Stewart Barclay, director and owner of Adrift Tongariro.

The best spot in Tongariro, according to this adventure guide And where you should head for coffee in National Park Village.

Ruapehu Activities Offer So Much More Than Snow 10/06/2021

Ruapehu Activities Offer So Much More Than Snow

Mt Ruapehu offers the most reliable late season snow in either Australia or New Zealand – the season goes almost to the end of October. The October school holidays is a great time for families to visit – ski till you’ve had enough then go off and do something else.

Check out our winter specials https://www.adriftnz.co.nz
Half price tour for the 4th person booked. PLUS you can postpone your trip at any time for up to 12 months.

Ruapehu Activities Offer So Much More Than Snow Ruapehu Region activities go way beyond New Zealand's biggest and best value major ski areas, Turoa and Whakapapa. Jointly these form Mt Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, with passes interchangeable between them - and only $NZD 74 daily midweeks all season. Which is a great incentive to go ski or board there in...

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Give a Fiver for Ed on Everest Day

Today marks the 68th anniversary of Everest Day – when Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay summited the highest mountain on earth, Chomolungma/Mt Everest on 29th of May 1953.

As a way of honouring the lasting legacy of Sir Ed and make a difference, you can contribute to ‘A Fiver for Ed’ and support educational, health and environmental programmes in Nepal through the ongoing efforts of the Himalayan Trust.

Inspired by this initiative, Adrift Tongariro will be teaming up with the @HimalayanTrust to champion this fundraiser through our guided outdoor adventures.

Book your next adventure with us and we’ll match your contribution $ for $.
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/

#EverestDay #AdriftTongariro #MakeaDifference

Home TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING GUIDED WALK Winter Special $195pp Learn More > MT RUAPEHU CRATER LAKE GUIDED WALK Winter Special $195pp Learn More > STAY AND PLAY Save 50% off the second night accommodation at Alpine Chalets when booking

Ski-free ways to enjoy New Zealand's winter holidays - NZ Herald 27/05/2021

Ski-free ways to enjoy New Zealand's winter holidays - NZ Herald

Not everyone wants to throw themselves down a mountain at breakneck speed.

If you want to raise a sweat, take an Adrift Tongariro guided hike across the Tongariro Crossing. Winter takes the 19km trek to another level with those famous emerald lakes often surrounded by snow. No experience needed, crampons and ice-axes supplied.

Click on the link for more info and to book our winter special!
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/adrift-specials/tongariro-alpine-crossing-winter-special/

Ski-free ways to enjoy New Zealand's winter holidays - NZ Herald Not everyone wants to throw themselves down a mountain at breakneck speed.

Radiant Ruapehu: Outdoor adventures in NZ’s winter playground 23/05/2021

Radiant Ruapehu: Outdoor adventures in NZ’s winter playground

Stay and play with Adrift Tongariro and Alpine Chalets in the Tongariro National Park. Save 50% off second night accommodation at Alpine Chalets when booking a tour Adrift Tongariro. PLUS a half price tour for the 4th person.

Click here for more details on our Stay and Play Special
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/

"The Tongariro National Park is a Dual UNESCO World Heritage Site, revered for its cultural significance and breathtaking natural beauty. It's also home to one of NZ's best day hike, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Grab an expert guide with Adrift Tongariro and explore the snow-capped mountains, brilliant crater lakes and stunning alpine landscape."

Radiant Ruapehu: Outdoor adventures in NZ’s winter playground SPONSORED: Discover Ruapehu: home to NZ’s most epic outdoor adventures, food & culture.

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 21/05/2021

Winter is on it's way and we cant wait! ❄️❄️❄️ Got plans for Queens Birthday weekend? Join us on a guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk.

Click on the link for more info and to book our winter special.
👉 https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/adrift-specials/tongariro-alpine-crossing-winter-special/

02/04/2021

Interesting cloud formation over Tongariro this Easter Friday, late afternoon

A guide to Tongariro National Park: When to go, where to stay and what to do 05/03/2021

A guide to Tongariro National Park: When to go, where to stay and what to do

A guide to Tongariro National Park: When to go, where to stay and what to do Born from the extremes of a still-active volcanic history, Tongariro National Park is a year-round adventurers' destination.

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - SUMMER SPECIAL 25/01/2021

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - SUMMER SPECIAL

"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure" - Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Discover the Whanganui National Park. Check out our 1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe Summer Special here $195pp. https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/whanganui-river-canoeing/1-day-summer-special/

Save 50% off the second night accommodation at Alpine Chalets when booking a 1 day Whanganui River guided canoe tour with Adrift Tongariro for two people! Click here for more details https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/accommodation/save-50-alpine-chalets/

1 Day Whanganui River Guided Canoe - SUMMER SPECIAL Your world-famous backyard awaits you. This summer get out and discover your backyard. Explore the mighty Whanganui National Park and enjoy a guided canoe tour of the Whanganui River, another of New Zealand's Great Walks. Lock in this great deal now! You can postpone your trip

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 17/01/2021

Sunrise from a mountain top. Absolutely stunning 😍 How did you see in the new year?

Click here for more info and to book a private sunrise Tongariro Alpine Crossing guided walk.
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/guided-walks/private-sunrise-tongariro-alpine-crossing/

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 14/01/2021

Our guide Hiro was lucky to be guided by volcanologist Harry Keys around Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing last week. A fantastic few days spent off track to learning about the volcanic and glacial history of Mt Ruapehu and the recovering vegetation in the blast zone on Tongariro.

Our guides love passing their knowledge onto you. Learn the geography and history of the Tongariro National Park along with details on the flora, fauna and geology of the area.

Check out our Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Whanganui River summer specials here 👇
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/adrift-specials/

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 12/01/2021

This is one for your summer bucket list! Join us on a 3 day guided Whanganui River canoe tour. 🚣‍♂️🚣🚣‍♀️

Click here for more info and to book 👇
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/whanganui-river-canoeing/3-day-tour/

Meet us at the Adrift Tongariro base and we will transport you to the river, provide DOC hut or camping passes, meals, nourishments and needs whilst on tour. We also provide all cooking, camping and canoeing equipment (canoe, dry barrels for your gear, PFD’s, paddles, tents and sleeping mats).

Mount Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level reduced to level 1 11/01/2021

Mount Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level reduced to level 1

The volcanic alert level for Mount Ruapehu has been reduced to one!
The 2 km exclusion zone has been lifted and there are no longer any restrictions in place.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2021-media-releases/mount-ruapehu-volcanic-alert-level-reduced-to-level-1/?fbclid=IwAR1GTWKhcZBHFojKJjQ2ykC1fxw-gCRffdKkA8e2Dmk5306sGvjCCCQgLBU

Check out our Mt Ruapehu guided hike summer special here.
https://www.adriftnz.co.nz/guided-walks/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-summer-special/

Mount Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level reduced to level 1 The Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) for Mount Ruapehu has been lowered from level 2 to level 1 today.

Photos from Adrift Tongariro - Guided Outdoor Adventures's post 04/01/2021

Looking for your next summer adventure? Join us on a 1 Day Whanganui River guided canoe tour! Check out our summer special here
https://adriftnz.rezdy.com/423235/1-day-whanganui-river-guided-canoe-summer-special

Your world-famous backyard awaits you. This is a unique way of spending time in New Zealand’s wonderful Whanganui National Park with rugged terrain covered in lush native forest and the Whanganui River flowing through the heart of it.

The Whanganui River is rich with Maori and European history, the largest reminder of which is the famous ‘Bridge to Nowhere’. Just as the early explorers did, you will see and experience the NZ wilderness, wondering if you have taken a step back in time. Paddling downstream you will travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges, farmland as well as some rapids en-route.

Lock in this great deal now! You can postpone your trip at any time for up to 12 months from the original tour commencement date.

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