Tick the Tongariro Alpine Crossing off your bucket list and then come back to a restful oasis at Parkview Apartments.
Tongariro Crossing shuttle transport departs daily to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (20 minutes shuttle) with pickup and dropoff from National Park Village.
The closest shuttle operator to Parkview Apartments is Tongariro Volcanic Adventures which departs from outside the National Park Backpackers, a five minute walk.
The bus to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Daily departure 7.15 am (weather permitting) to the start of the track at Mangatepopo road end; pick up at 4pm at the end of the track at Ketetahi Road end. Cost $35 per person/return. You can book the bus once you are in National Park. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 892 2870.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park is described as one of the best one-day hikes in New Zealand.
The Tongariro trek will takes you from alpine meadows to the mountain summit with stunning volcanic features along the way, you will walk across a lunar landscape of craters, scattered pumice, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows, emerald lakes, piles of scoria and statue-like mounds of volcanic desert.
The walk will take about 7-8 hours with time for photos, breaks and any side tracks. The summit of Mt Tongariro is 1967 m and Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom, for all the Lord of the Rings fans) at 2287m above sea level.