Guided tour

Tongariro National Park: Guided Walk Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

Tongariro National Park: Guided Walk Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

From £161.48 per person

Embark on a manageable challenge and take a guided walk to the top of Mt Ruapehu. Enjoy the largest of the three volcanoes in Tongariro. Have lunch at the top where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Lunch on top of the highest volcano in the North Island of New Zealand
  • Gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake
  • Admire the color changes of the lake from an amazing deep green to pale blue to solid dark grey
  • Marvel at the 8 small glaciers on its high flanks of Mt Ruapehu
Full description
Go on an adventure and embark on a full-day guided walk to Ruapehu. Admire Mt. Ruapehu that is the highest (2797m) of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. The last eruption on Mt. Ruapehu was in 2007.  Join the group for lunch on top of the North Island highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of the crater lake. Please note that this is not a track and is less stable walking than on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Start your walk at the Whakapapa Ski area at the top of the Bruce Road on Mt. Ruapehu, there may be an option of taking a chairlift up to Knoll Ridge cafe. This option will depend on the group on the day and if the chairlifts are operating. The lifts close at 4:00 PM daily, should conditions worsen during the day the lifts may have to be closed earlier. Enjoy personable, friendly, and qualified guides that provide instruction, transport, equipment, and gear hire.
  • Professional and qualified guide/s.
  • All the mountain equipment required such as crampons and ice axes during winter
  • Footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance
  • Lunch (vegetarian available on request at time of booking)
  • Live tour commentary provided in English.
  • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) and the activity.
  • Beverages, bottled water, or snacks
  • Tips
  • Transport between accommodation and Adrift Tongariro base
  • Payment for the chairlift (around NZD 35 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at 53 Carroll Street, National Park 3948, New Zealand Tour starts and finishes at the Adrift Tongariro Base 53 Carroll St, National Park Village.

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  • Please note this is not a stable track
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Product ID: 386130