Over four incredible days, explore the world-famous Tongariro and beyond on foot, on wheels and by canoe. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe, and ride on the Old Coach Road (a section of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail). This unique and spectacular adventure takes you beyond the clutches of modern civilisation and enjoy the some of the best New Zealand views.
Rated as New Zealand’s best day walk, trek amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Hike Mt Ruapehu, the highest (2797m) mountain of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, and encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks.
Explore the scenic beauty of Whanganui National Park paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. Visit the world famous Bridge to Nowhere, and listen to the stories of the river and of years gone by.
On your final day, ride along the historic cobblestone Old Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu through the pumice and papa ridges and valleys off the Central Plateau, created by the eruption of Lake Taupo not so long ago.
This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 4-day walking, canoeing and cyclingtour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours, paddle 4 - 5 hours and cycle 2 - 3 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes.
At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation, Chateau Tongariro Hotel, a 4-star historic hotel set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu, in the heart of the National Park where you will enjoy great New Zealand food each evening.??
Your tour includes 3 nights' accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and drop-off location list).
Walking, canoeing and cycling...three great ways to truly experience the Tongarior and beyond.