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Ketetahi Car Park Shuttle to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (single journey)

Ketetahi Car Park Shuttle to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (single journey)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - We provide a Shuttle from your vehicle parked at the end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to the Start of the Track at Mangatepopo. No need to wait for a Shuttle at the end of the walk.

Leave your Car at the End of the track and be transported to the Start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 

*** Wearing of facemasks is required without exception!  ***


Park your car 700 metres from the end of the Track and catch our shuttle to the start of the track.(see map).


We will pick you up and transport you to Mangatepopo (start of the crossing) in our small van fleet or depending on passengers numbers our 22 seat minibus. From there you can walk the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the unique volcanic created environment within a UNESCO world heritage area. 

If you are unable to proceed the full crossing and need to be returned to your car at Ketetahi a small shared cost maybe required to cover the cost of the shuttle..  We suggest you use our Return Shuttle Service from National Park Village if you believe you may not complete the entire 20km crossing before nightfall the average time is 7-8 hours if you are not at Red Crater summit within 4 hours it is unlikely you will complete the track in less than 10 hours.


Our vehicles seat up to 8 or 22 passengers you  may be sharing a vehicle unless you request a private service in writing.

*  Masks must be worn at all times while in the vehicle.

 

Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather and conditions can change quickly. Due to the alpine environment, the weather at ground level can differ greatly from the conditions higher up the mountain. Be prepared to change plans and turn back if strong winds prevail or visibility is poor and call us so you can be picked up.  Shuttles will not operate if conditions are deemed unsafe.


Recommended to bring:

  • Food and plenty of water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Warm windproof clothing NO DENIM
  • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
  • Strong and comfortable shoes (no jandals)
  • First aid kit
  • Map (not essential as the track is clearly marked)
  • Cell Phone (Highly Recommended) PLUS Separate TORCH

Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us!  This is not your average walk in the park should you turn up in Denim or lack the correct clothing we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.


Note these are fixed times if you require a specific time of service please contact us direct to arrange. 


***Due to commercial viability shuttles will only run if 4 or more booked on a shuttle unless agreed price.***


As a Department of Conservation Concession operator we operate to a high safety standard to comply with the responsibility of safety of visitors on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


















  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)

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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

*** Wearing of facemasks on all passengers is mandatory! ***


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.


This option also allows for Shuttle from National Park Village to Whakapapa Village


Flexible return times by arrangement of preferred times.


Due to low passenger demand and increased fuel costs this Shuttle operates as a rideshare with minimum cost to operate set to 3 passengers then per person.   If we do have others interested in the shuttle we will adjust prices accordingly. 

*Note this may change with an excessive increase to fuel costs! prices quoted are guaranteed up to 28 days from booking due to volatile fuel price.   


Bad weather option avoiding Red Crater through Ketetahi available for minimum 4 person price


Note this is one way not return


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






  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village, Raurimu, Owhango (Return)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - National Park Village, Raurimu, Owhango (Return)

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


The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

           

Our Shuttle deaprtures are designed to avoid the 7am-8am rush hour heading to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

*Other times not shown can be made by arrangement offering you the best service.


We offer pick up spots from your accommodation or designated pick up spot around National Park Village, Raurimu or Owhango we pride ourselves in 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

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.

Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather and conditions can change quickly. Due to the alpine environment, the weather at ground level can differ greatly from the conditions higher up the mountain. Be prepared to change plans and turn back if strong winds prevail or visibility is poor and call us so you can be picked up.

Recommended to bring:

  • Food and plenty of water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Warm windproof clothing NO DENIM
  • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
  • Strong and comfortable shoes (no jandals)
  • First aid kit
  • Map
  • Cell Phone (Highly Recommended) PLUS Seperate TORCH

Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us!  This is not your average walk in the park should you turn up in Denim or lack the correct clothing we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.

NO  ONE  IS  LEFT  BEHIND - However late pick up fees (minimum $120) 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 an activity fee is used to help maintain the tracks, huts and biodiversity projects. This is included in the shuttle fee you pay.

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


*minimum charge guarantees shuttle will run (weather dependent of course) rideshare option.  In the event insufficient numbers we will endeavour to place you on the closest available shuttle we run or with another operator. 

Save on booking and credit card fees by phone or email


Important health information Wearing of facemasks is required no exceptions until further notice for our compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), if you are feeling unwell please do not board the shuttle or undertake this challenging 20km hike.












  • Duration : 30 Minutes (approx.)

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Ketetahi Car Park to Mangatepopo (end of walk return to vheicle)

Ketetahi Car Park to Mangatepopo (end of walk return to vheicle)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle - Shuttle from the end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Ketetahi) back to the car park at the Start of the Track at Mangatepopo.

Off season leaving your car at Mangatepopo (Start of the Track) then walk to the end of the track and catch shuttle back to your vehicle.


*** Wearing of facemasks are still strongly encouraged and required in our passenger service vehicles  ***


How Does This Work?

We request that when you leave the old Ketetahi Hut site or when you reach the 45 minute to end of track sign you call/text or even email us to let us know you have passed this point.   At which point a Shuttle will be deployed to pick up up with the minimum of wait time and take you back to the start of the track.


Until 21st October there is no parking restrictions in place this will give you peace of mind you can complete the track safely and have to option of a shuttle at the end the track to take you back to your vehicle.    We encourage this pre season due to unexpected snow and ice on the track that may make it hazardous to continue.  Reserve your shuttle in advance only a small fee will be payable should you decide not to use the shuttle service.


Our vehicles seat up to 8 or 22 passengers you  may be sharing a vehicle unless you request a private service in writing.

*  Masks must be worn at all times while in the vehicle.

 


Always prepare for all weather conditions.
Your safety is important to us!  This is not your average walk in the park should you turn up in Denim or lack the correct clothing we have the right to refuse passage without a refund.


***Due to commercial viability shuttles will only run if 4 or more booked on a shuttle unless agreed price.***


As a Department of Conservation Concession operator we operate to a high safety standard to comply with the responsibility of safety of visitors on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.



















  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)

Enter Number of Passengers *