Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Ketetahi Car Park transfer to Mangatepopo (afternoon)

  • Location: Tongariro National park, Tongariro National Park
  • Product code: rss2023ket

Park your car at the end of the track at the designated shuttle pick up area then catch our one way shuttle to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Duration of travel approximatly 30 minutes drive.

We want you to enjoy your time whilst Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We will pick you up beside the Ketetahi Carpark area on state highway 46 and take you to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This is a one way shuttle service only.

Please click the link for pick up location on Lake Rotoira Road at the end of the track.

map to get there

Important Information

  • Please ensure that you have also filed your intentions to do this iconic hike with the Department of Conservation website details of how to do this will be sent in our confirmation email to you.
  • As an approved DOC operator we have passed the environmental standards set by DOC, as well as safety standards set by an independent auditor, and been approved to operate in public conservation areas.
  • Always READ THE DOC ADVICE ON THE TAC supplied through the DOC Booking system and be prepared for all weather conditions.  In the event of a Hazardous weather advisory or at the discreation of the operator conditions are unsuitable our shuttle will not run.  We offer a reschedule free of charge or refund.
  • Your safety is important to us! This is a walk over a mountain, if you turn up ill prepared we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.  
  • In the event you should decide to turn around a transfer fee back to you car of $40 per person not less than $160 will be charged we suggest you consider our return shuttle service if you do not feel confident in completing the crossing in a reasonable time.
  • As a DOC AUDITED and APPROVED concession operator an activity fee of $7.10+GST per person is used to help maintain the tracks, huts and biodiversity projects. This is included in the shuttle fee you pay.
  • In the rare event of insufficient numbers we will endeavour to place you on the closest available shuttle we run or suggest another operator if available or you can elect to pay the minimum we require to operate this shuttle service (contact the operator direct) 
  • Safety to us is paramount at the end of your hike please let us know you completed the track with a simple text.  This is our way of ensuring everyone is off the track in the event of a search and rescue or other event.
  • Parking is free unless you use the private car park where a $10 per vehicle parking fee may apply

Please be ready for departure at the time selected as being late disrupts everyones day and may attract a late fee or cancellation of booking