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Where Is Tongariro Crossing?

Finding the Tongariro Crossing can often be half the battle. Thankfully, with the help of Summit Shuttles you won’t be able to miss it – even if it is a giant volcano in the middle of the island! Our dedicated shuttle buses will get you straight up the mountain, and to the start of the hike itself. If you want to know how to find Tongariro Crossing, keep reading below. 

Rated as one of the top day hikes in the world! Active craters, land of fire. Be immersed in the spectacular scenery of emerald lakes and flowing lava.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located within Tongariro National Park – New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. Located on the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) of New Zealand. The National Park is almost equidistant between both Auckland and Wellington, and takes a little over 4 hours to drive from either city to the park itself.

Like many other pacific islands, New Zealand’s is well known for its volcanic activity, and you can find over a dozen of them dotted across the north island alone. Tongariro is one of these volcanos.

Visitors arriving at the Tongariro National Park tend to stay overnight at one of the small villages around the park, or just inside the borders of the park itself.



Wanting to book a shuttle to Tongariro Crossing? Summit Shuttles provides transport from the National Park – Park and Ride Transport Hub. Simply book your ticket, and avoid the crowds. Shuttles run throughout both the Summer & Winter seasons, and get you directly to “New Zealand’s finest one-day walk and one of the best in the world.”. Book your ticket today!