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Tongariro Crossing Return Transfer from Turangi

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USD 35.93
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    What to Expect
    Your day begins when you are picked up from your centrally located Turangi accommodation dependent on which departure time you choose. With the local knowledge and stories, you are driven in the vans to New Zealand’s best one-day hike.  The earlier you start your day, you will enjoy the sunrise with lesser crowds. Smaller personal service.

    On transfer to the beginning of the track at Mangatepopo Road which will take around 45-minutes. You will arrive at the platform and naturally has our ‘Maōri blessings’ experience where everyone gathers together. A speech in Maōri is given with acknowledgements and respect as well as singing a waiata song which is then explained in English (approximately 5-minutes in total).

    After the korero in Maōri, and English, there will then be a team photo, first one for safety, second one for fun! This photo is available free from the social media pages and website.

    You can use the walking poles for free as you self-guide hike. Very useful when descending down from off the mountain or just to help to take that little extra pressure off your legs.  

    You will be picked up at the end of your hike in the afternoon from the end of the track at Ketetahi Carpark Road. You will be greeted with your choice of either a free celebratory cold drink, or of a bottle of water or New Zealand’s world famous L&P fizzy drink - your life saver!

    Be aware of the mountains live volcanic terrain and be aware of the weather conditions. Think smart and be prepared and equipped.

    Important information for your safety (5 simple rules):

    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, extra clothing – avoid cotton/denim jeans. Bring sunscreen, wet weather gear, sturdy footwear, headlamp, toilet paper). What you 'pack in' you 'pack out' (bring back with you).
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    Pickup Details

    Please arrive and/or be ready at least 15 minutes before your depart time. Please inform us where your hotel / accommodation is for pick up. Inform us at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed booking. Must be waiting out front roadside as you may not be alone, as others will also be on route.

    Return Details
    • Turangi, New Zealand - Round trip transfer back to point of pick up.
    • Transport transfer round trip from Turangi
    • Local friendly commentary
    • Naturally our local ‘Maōri blessings’ and acknowledgements
    • Free photography available from the social media pages
    • Free usage of walking poles
    • Free celebratory cold drink at the end
    • Hiking guide
    • Meals and drinks
    • Boots or Clothing
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If you have any medical concerns please seek advice from a legal Practitioner before attempting any ‘outdoor’ activities. Participation is at your own risk and therefore no further liability will be made towards the transport operator.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    We were picked up from our accommodation in Turangi at the specified time by the tour company. We were given information about the area etc as we travelling to the start point at Mangatepopo Carpark. The Tour company operator took 2 photos of our group,...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank car0lj0y
    BackyardToursTurangi, Owner at Backyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Thank you for your great review of our transport services to the of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We do value you our customers and to offer best value that also includes providing you a refreshment at the end. Again thank you for travelling with us...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely wonderful experience! Amazing people who run the shuttle service, they explain what the mountain means to them and even do a touching prayer as you enter the mountain. Also a free drink at the end! What a treat!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank NanBrown1
    Reviewed 28 May 2018

    I really looked forward to this walk. If I did it again I would take my time ( not try and get a personal best and rush it) and take it all in. Stunning views all Round. Take a back pack with plenty of energy...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank Matt B
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    Lisa K
    26 August 2019|
    Response from car0lj0y | Reviewed this property |
    The shuttle is at the end at certain times, but if you take a lot longer than you thought, (and outside the shuttle's specified times) it will wait until you arrive out - you will never be left behind!
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