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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Return Transport From Taupo


Kick start your Tongariro Alpine Adventure with a fast and comfortable shuttle service brought to you by Adventure HQ!


  • Comfortable shuttle transport
  • We will keep you up to date with the latest weather and track information
  • Pick up from your accommodation

Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced Tongariro Alpine Crossing operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day.

With over 35 years of working and playing in the mountains of Tongariro National Park, we understand and know what it takes to complete the best one day hike in New Zealand.

Providing a direct service and multiple departures at the end of the day ensures we provide the greatest flexibility, and, are more affordable.

We depart Taupo at 5.50 am and will have you at the start in no time at all. Our Comfortable and well maintained vehicles will ensure you arrive ready and raring to go. Rental equipment is available for those returning to Taupo, so you won’t go out under-prepared.

If you are wanting greater flexibility, have your own vehicle, or on a budget our One way service is for you.

Per Person $70.00

What's included

  • Return transport from Taupo to the Tongariro Crossing



  • Weather dependant..


  • This is a weather dependent activity. You will need to contact us 24 hours prior to reconfirm to your booking and to get a weather and track conditions update and if we are operating that day.

    Cancellations can and do occur at short notice due to weather.

    It is your responsibility to confirm your booking.

    Our Shuttles are on a fixed schedule and out of consideration to the people who have made the departure times on time they will leave on time.

    Safety: Adventure HQ will help you to be safe during your trek; we have the latest weather and track information and years of local knowledge. On site at Adventure HQ we have everything you need to be fully prepared.


    Be ready to depart outside your accommodation from 5.50am - please note your accommodation address as you proceed to check out

    Trip returns between 2.30pm and 4.00pm

  • This shuttle is for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike ONLY. If you are planning on hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit please contact the operator directly for more info..

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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auroreb from France wrote on 08 February 2020

Superbe navette à recommander

La navette est venue nous récupérer devant notre air b and b et nous y a ramené en fin de randonnée. Pour la navette de retour des glaces et de l'eau fraîche nous ont été offerts. A recommander vraiment !

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maximec from France wrote on 08 April 2019


L'entreprise hq adventure ce vente d'être la meilleure pour cet activité... moi il m'ont tout simplement oublié le jour de la sortie! J'ai attendu le bus plus d'une heure dans le froid devant mon hôtel a 5h40 du matin pour ne jamais voir arriver personne. De plus ils affirment être venue alors que j'ete devant l'hôtel en avance et pendant plus d'une heure, ils me traitent donc ouvertement de menteur et ne veulent pas me remboursé parce que sois disant "c'est mon problème pas le leurs"! Je ne recommande donc absolument pas cet entreprise d'escros qui n'assume pas leur responsabilité et prennent clairement leur clients pour des con !

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Lorène Schwoob from France wrote on 30 January 2019

Bonne expérience

Super temps pour le tongariro, très chaud sur le retour, au moment de remonter dans le shuttle le chauffeur avait prévu des glaces à l'eau et de l'eau très bienvenue, au top

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Cecile Bleas from France wrote on 29 December 2018


Je recommande. La compagnie vient vous chercher et vous dépose devant votre hôtel. Les chauffeurs sont agréables L’ascension est une belle expérience

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SABRINA from France wrote on 20 April 2017

Pratique quand on n'a pas de voiture!

Pratique, le shuttle va chercher les personnes à leur hébergement et les ramène donc il ne reste plus qu'à faire le Tongariro crossing !

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Sweet as :)


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