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Adrift Tongariro - 2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk

 This fantastic evening option is ideally suited for tour groups and individuals to maximise a travel day to or from Tongariro National Park. This walk is also great for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but have limited time or fitness for the more strenuous full day treks.  This is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying this stunning time of day. The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours in amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes. We pick and choose the exact route to suit the level of ability for the group for example, if walking on a pathless track is too difficult, we can change the route to something easier.

 

The route is selected from one of the following: 

We walk for approximately 60 – 80 minutes before selecting the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of New Zealand bubbles as we watch the sunset. The preferred route is the Taranaki Falls loop track, other route options are a return trip starting on the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track, return route out to sunset ridge or Meads Wall. Your guide will talk about the area with their local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history. A memorable way to see the National Park with sunset lighting up a majestic Alpine setting.

The 2-hour sunset walk can be moved forward to a 2-hour day walk. This option is only available for groups on application.

 

Gear Hire 

Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

**Minimum 2 people**
 

Duration

1 day

    • Professional and qualified guide/s.
    • Equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement up to a NZD40 free allowance.
    • A glass of NZ bubbles
    • Live tour commentary provided in English.
    • Transport between the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) and the activity.
  • Day 1 : 2 Hour Sunset Guided Walk
    This fantastic evening option is ideally suited for tour groups and individuals to maximise a travel day to or from Tongariro National Park. This walk is also great for those who would like to experience the volcanic terrain but have limited time or fitness for the more strenuous full day treks. This is a superb way of experiencing the Tongariro National Park and enjoying this stunning time of day with sunset lighting up a majestic Alpine setting. The sunset tour is an easy 2 hours in amongst the Tongariro Volcanoes. We pick and choose the exact route to suit the level of ability for the group for example, if walking on a pathless track is too difficult, we can change the route to something easier. Your guide will talk about the area with their local knowledge of geology, volcanology and New Zealand cultural history.
    Meals :None

  • Timings

    Meet at the Whakapapa Information Centre: Times vary daily and will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times but are 2 hours 15 mins prior to sunset and vary between 7:00pm Summer (1 October - 30 April) and 3:00pm Winter (1 May - 30 September). Please call Adrift Tongariro between 10:00am - 5:00pm the day prior to confirm tour departure time. +64 7892 2751.

    Our preferred route is the Taranaki Falls loop track. This starts in the Whakapapa Village and we ask clients to meet us at the Whakapapa Information Center. If you are unable to get to the Whakapapa information center then we can make arrangements to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base. 

    Return: Times vary daily in accordance with the changing sunset times but are approximately 30 mins after sunset.

    We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions. To achieve this, we request clients to meet at the Adrift Tongariro base to improve both safety and service as this is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs for the conditions of the day.

    • All times are approximate
    • All transfers require a minimum of 2 people.
  • Adrift Tongariro has available for hire personal equipment footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

Language

-

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

50

Organised by Adrift Outdoor Guided Adventures

Activity ID: W-16890

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