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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Return Shuttles - Ex Taupo or Turangi


Treat yourself to a truly unique and unforgettable experience in New Zealand’s oldest national park with Tongariro Expeditions.


Tongariro Expeditions is the only operator from Taupo that offers multiple and direct services to the mountain in the morning.

We have multiple service times coming home from the mountain in the afternoon giving you less time waiting around for your bus. We also offer hire gear on our early bird service only.

Departure times from Taupo start from 5.30 to avoid the crowds and give you extra time options to hike to the summits. We also run a later bus at 6.30 for fast hikers that want less time on the track.

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***Important Information:

Once you booked your ticket you MUST call (073770435) the DAY BEFORE your planned trip to confirm pick up point eg accommodation.

Please note that we do not pick up North of the bridge that comes in to Taupo.

Please be waiting outside on the road side at least ten minutes before the bus is due so that you do not miss the bus. If you miss the bus there is no refund.***


Travel Time to Mangatepopo:

  • Taupo - 1.5hrs
  • Turangi - 45mins

    Travel time from Ketetahi:

  • Taupo - 1 hr
  • Turangi - 20mins

    Price Ex Taupo: $60-65 pp

    Price Ex Turangi: $45 pp

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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    janetcalliec from Singapore wrote on 18 March 2017

    Comfortable Ride

    It's a comfortable ride with the useful drop off and pickup after a Long day of ride.

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    Paula from Ireland wrote on 15 March 2017

    Great efficient service

    Tongariro expeditions are ultimate pros. They give you great information on the crossing and even provide free walking poles.

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    Aisling Burke from Ireland wrote on 07 March 2017

    Great deal!

    We got a fantastic deal to go with Tongariro Expeditions. Friendliest bus driver in the world which is nice when it's so early in the morning. Really well organised. Picked up and dropped off right outside our hostel door. Couldn't have asked for better really!

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    Thank you for the great feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our service.

    Abigail from United Kingdom wrote on 15 January 2017

    Great to know you've got a reliable pick-up

    Did the tour solo, so booked with Tongariro Expeditions after reading a review saying they called to make sure someone got back as they hadn't checked them in. It's nice to know you've got a reliable pick-up option and one that will ensure you get back safely, especially if you're going solo.

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    From Tongariro Alpine Crossing Return Shuttles - Ex Taupo or Turangi

    Your safety is very important to us. I am glad you felt looked after.

    Robin from Belgium wrote on 02 December 2016

    Tongariro 1/12

    Very good service, friendly and funny bus drivers! Seemed like they didn't get my registration after the hike and they called me to ask if I was alright. I was already in my hostel so I was but geat to know people are looking after you

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    We always make sure people leave the track safely when they come with us. Even if they miss the bus. It is important to know that you are all off the mountain safely.


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