Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Guided Sunrise Tour

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Ahead of the Crowds, First Tracks, Pure Beauty

This is an amazing hiking adventure to see the start of a new day.

Start hiking by 2.30am. Hike by torch light under the moon and stars to the highest point of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to watch the sunrise.  Enjoy a hot cup of tea on the top and take in the light of a new day.

Enjoy the stunning scenes and beauty of our volcanoes, Walk across lava flows as recent as 1954 and learn of geological history from as far back as the Great Lake Taupo Eruption in AD 186!

Your distance travelled will be 19.4km and the highest point will be 1887m.

This truly is a once in a life time experience!

The price includes:

  • Guides
    We employ the most experienced & qualified guides.
    Your guide will tell you stories of rich history this amazing area has.
    You will learn values and traditions of our local people.
  • Clothing
    Rain Jackets and overpants, warm fleece tops and pants, and hiking boots
  • Equipment
    Walking poles, headlamps
  • Food
    Lunch, snacks, hot drinks
  • Shuttles
    We provide return transport from your accommodation in National Park Village and Whakapapa Village.


Adventure Outdoors is safety Audit Approved through Outdoors New Zealand (Outdoors Mark)
All our guides are qualified and experienced.
We promise a high guide/hiker ratio.

What you need to bring

Normal hiking gear. No jeans please!
Torch and spare batteries
Warm hat and gloves
Sunglasses and sunscreen

Fitness and Experience

No experience is necessary however a minimum level of fitness is required.
Please let us know if you have any existing injury or illness, or are being treated for heart issues.


Daily (Weather dependent)
If the weather or ground conditions are not safe, we will not go and will provide you a full refund.


Pick up from your accommodation in National Park Village or Whakapapa Village
0200 – 0300 to suit the time of sunrise.
Returns around midday.

A Fantastic trip Not to be missed.