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Tongariro Alpine Crossing  - Ketetahi Car Park Shuttle to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing at Mangatepopo

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Ketetahi Car Park Shuttle to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing at Mangatepopo

Best value one way shuttle service to the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Park all day for free at the Ketetahi and Park N' Ride area Shuttle to start and walk back to your vehicle.

Best value one way shuttle service to the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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 do not book children under the age of 8 or infants.  The driver has the right to refuse transport to the start of the track

  • 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 soon to increase to $7.10+GST per person is used to help maintain the tracks, huts and biodiversity projects. This will be 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 at our designated parking area 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

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village Pick up and Return

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village Pick up and Return

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle from National Park Village and Park n Ride, Raurimu or Owhango Accommodation pick up recommended.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Return shuttles from National Park or Owhango 
      

We offer pick up spots from your accommodation or designated pick up spot around National Park Village, Raurimu or Owhango being the only transport provider offering a shuttle from Raurimu or Owhango.  Then take you to walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area.

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.


Our pick up times at the finish are tailored to suit our customers which is arranged on the day.  We want you to enjoy your time whilst Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. No worries about missing your transport, or stress about being left behind. Unlike other operators we work around your time and dont leave you waiting for an hour or more.  Another plus is unlike the one way service you do not have to walk another 900 metres down a dusty road back to your car. 

Sit back and enjoy your journey. We hope you will be delighted by your experience from start to finish. 

Drop off at Mangatepopo Car Park, Start (estimated journey time 30 minutes)

Pick up at the finish, Ketetahi Car Park.

*or we can do this in reverse for you or we are the only operator to offer return from the start trips in the afternoon eg start Mangatepopo and finish at Mangatepopo

Delivered back to the door step of your accommodation or where you first boarded the shuttle.

To ensure a quick pick up service so you are not waiting to long for the next bus or running after one that has just left we ask you text or Call us at the 90 minute from Ketetahi Car Park sign.  Being an owner operated service we take that extra value to our service.  Pick up times are arranged 8-9hours after drop off at the start unless communicated otherwise.   Please remember to finish as a group if you start as a group.  Additional pick up times can be arranged at cost.

NO  ONE  IS  LEFT  BEHIND - However late pick up fees (minimum $160) maybe applied should you complete the track outside the recommended duration of the 7-8 hours, we recommend that you choose the earliest time if you are are not confident in completing the track in 10 hours after which time a late pick up fee is charged without exception.


As a DoC approved concession operator a tack activity fee is paid for you that is used to help maintain the tracks, huts and biodiversity projects. This is included in the shuttle fee you pay we contribute $8.17 per passenger to the Department of Conservation on your behalf.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/apply-for-permits/managing-your-concession/ongoing-concession-fees/  


*Ideally we need 4 passengers to run a timeslot.  In the event insufficient numbers we will endeavour to place you on the closest available shuttle we run or with another operator.  This is ideal for a family or group of friends to travel together.
Please call/contact us if you would like to discuss running our shuttle for less than 4 people. 

** A minimum age to use the shuttle for this service is 8 and Infants are not permitted under any circumstances.  If this is unclear please call us prior to booking.   














  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)
From NZD $60.00

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Whakapapa Village To or From Mangatepopo (Northern Circuit)

Whakapapa Village To or From Mangatepopo (Northern Circuit)

On call transfer service from Whakapapa Village to or from Mangatepopo Car park for Tongariro Northern Circuit/Round the Mountain


If you are planning to avoid the section of track between Whakapapa Village and Mangatepopo our Shuttle provides a service to or from Mangatepopo Carpark back to Whakapapa Village.


Schedule times maybe adjusted depending on availability.


Due to low passenger demand and increased fuel costs this Shuttle operates as a rideshare with minimum cost to operate set to 3 passengers and then per person.  


Bad weather option avoiding Red Crater through Ketetahi or Waihohunu maybe serviced for an additional cost or transfered to another day.


Note this is one way not return


A late service charge or wait time may be applied at $7 per 15 minutes waiting in the event you miss the arranged pick up time.






  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)
NZD $50.00

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