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Nau mai Haere mai - Welcome to our BACKYARD TOURS for transfers to the TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING.
Backyard Tours: Tongariro Alpine Crossing round trip transfers depart from Turangi 5.00 am to return 2.00 pm, 6.00 am to return 3.00 pm, or 7.00 am to return 4.00 pm. Please arrive and be ready at least 15 minutes before as others on route to board too. Just inform us where to pick up from or ask us for arrangements.
Backyard Tours Private Carpark SH46: Tongariro Alpine Crossing round trip transfers depart from here 5.15 am to return 2.00 pm, 6.15 am to return 3.00 pm, or 7.15 am to return 4.00 pm, includes all day parking. Please arrive and be ready at least 15 minutes before is appreciated. This option is only offered to Backyard Tours clients where it is our private family homestead, and we and you are supporting less traffic congestion in the Park, with there being limited parking, and parking time restrictions. We support conservation for the future preservation.
Backyard Tours Tongariro Alpine Crossing journey naturally begins with our Maori blessings experience, as well as our local knowledge and stories as we transport you round trip transfers with our vans’ to New Zealand’s best one day hike. Transport made more personal with your safety first. Included is FREE photography, FREE use of walking poles and receive a FREE cold drink at the END. Visitor’s care is ensured whilst enjoying our mesmerising panoramic views.
Begin your day early and enjoy the sunrise with the lesser crowds hiking self-guided, out of the heat of the day, and having the rest of the day to also enjoy at leisure. If you need more time do suggest to start earliest so just inform us what time is the later shuttle on the day.
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Backyard Tours is an approved Department of Conservation transport provider to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Travelling with us to the beginning of the track Mangatepopo Rd and when at the trail end of Ketetahi track Rd, included in your costs to us, means you too contribute to the infrastructure in the Tongariro National Park. Thank you this is much appreciated!
Friendly advice: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is NOT a walk in the park it can be challenging with the live volcanic terrain. If you require to research your awareness and preparedness more please check out the Department of Conservation link. Your safety is paramount.
Be aware of the mountains live volcanic terrain and be aware of the weather conditions. Think smart and be prepared and equipped for four seasons in one day.
Important Safety Information:
1. Plan Your Trip (Seek local knowledge and plan the route you take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect to take) Staying on track is advised.
2. Tell Someone (Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned).
3. Be aware of the weather (New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes).
4. Know your limits (Challenge yourself within your physical limits and enjoy your experience).
5. Take sufficient supplies (Food and water, 1st aid kit, Toilet paper, extra clothing – avoid cotton/denim jeans. Bring sunscreen, wet weather gear, sturdy footwear, headlamp). What you 'pack in' you 'pack out' (bring back with you).
Our availability is confirmed upon booking request, just like that. After you have booked if you have any special requests you can let us know via phone or email. Bookings are essential having limited seating and being a more personal service at best value not compared so BOOK NOW.
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