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Tongariro Expeditions

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0435
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Often described as the best one day hike in New Zealand, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing provides an opportunity to experience some of the most scenic, volcanically active areas of the park. WE PROVIDE SHUTTLE SERVICES FOR THE TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING FROM MOST ACCOMMODATION IN TAUPO, TURANGI, AS WELL AS THE TONGARIRO HOLIDAY PARK (BASE CAMP).
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“shuttle service” (23 reviews)
“car park” (36 reviews)
“base camp” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-377 0435
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Great walk, well sign-posted, super hut rangers at Hut1, Hut2 and Hut 3, (Northern Circuit). Thank you! To the rangers thanks again for being well skilled in the knowledge of the area, culture and what it had to offer. Great experience. Cheers!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I experienced great communication with them via email, and they were a very organized and timely at the meeting place. Made my experience possible!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A decent shuttle service. The staff was extremely helpful and positive which is the reason why I'm leaving a 4-star review. The shuttle bus was dirty and I do think the shuttle service was too expensive. However, it was a very easy way of going...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Parking proved a little bit difficult (different tour operators with diffrent parking lots ) Good to see, that a long trail can be attractive without restaurants or vending places, unlike here in Europe!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

we went to Tongariro on 14 April. I forgot to call and book the bus pick up time before 4 pm. on 13 April but fortunately, i called at 6pm, there was staff and they answered. ------ On that day, The last bus at Tongariro...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

They were right where they were supposed to be at 6:00am for the early-bird pickup in front of our house in Turangi (we didn't even have to walk to the I-Site 15 min away, which was a big plus). The driver was funny and nice....More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

On time and very prompt departure from the base camp. It’s about a 15-20 min drive from base camp to the start of the trek. Trekking poles were provided free of charge. They also gave great maps of the trek. Pickup is based on how...More

Thank Shane R
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Tongariroshuttles, Front Office Manager at Tongariro Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Base Camp is only just around the corner from the end of the track. This means that we can have more drop off times in the afternoon and come back again to Ketetahi to pick up more people. For a return option it is a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had booked these guys for our trip in March. The trip had to be rescheduled because of the bad weather, however they were very prompt in letting us know about it and arranged for the next day shuttle. They picked us on time at...More

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Tongariroshuttles, Front Office Manager at Tongariro Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Fantastic that you put the effort in to be early for your pick up so you do not miss the bus. If we waited for everyone that is late we would then get complaints for being late! Haha... I am glad you rang us when...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

All good. We did have to change buses but no sweat and everyone was super friendly. Would recommend.

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Tongariroshuttles, Front Office Manager at Tongariro Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

We try to work the buses to be efficient. Swapping buses is rare but sometimes works perfectly.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Efficient and friendly service to and from the Crossing, Pick up and drop off easy and convenient. I'll be recommending and using you again!

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Tongariroshuttles, Front Office Manager at Tongariro Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you so much!

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siulansellers
11 July 2017|
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Response from Tongariroshuttles | Property representative |
Hi, We pick up from most. It is probably easier for you to say where you are thinking of staying and we can let you know if we pick up from there.
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Rachel B
27 October 2015|
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Response from Tongariroshuttles | Property representative |
Hi We pick up from Taupo, Turangi, Base Camp or Ketetahi. We pick you up from your accommodation in Taupo or Turangi if it is central. We pick up from our secure car park at Base Camp right next to the Tongariro Holiday... More
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