Experience the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb in true alpine splendour

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter is truly an otherworldly experience, as is climbing up to the Crater Lake on Mt Ruapehu.

With our Winter Adventure Package, offered in partnership with Adrift Tongariro, you can choose your winter adventure.

Experience the iconic landscape of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in its true alpine splendour or hike to the top of the North Island's highest volcano from where you can gaze down into the geothermal waters of Mt Ruapehu’s crater lake

These are both world-class and challenging, yet unforgettable, adventures - with with our package you can enjoy safely in the hands of Adrift Tongariro's expert guides.

The Winter Adventure Package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast for two days: An in-room continental breakfast basket on day 1 to prepare you for your adventure, and a cooked breakfast on day 2
  • A guided Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing OR Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb trip with Adrift Tongariro
  • Transport to and from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or Whakapapa ski area for the crater climb 
  • All required mountain equipment
  • A packed lunch for the day

All from NZ$669 for two people in a standard suite or NZ$689 in a deluxe suite - a saving of up to $161*.

Clothing and nourishment 

Guests must have the correct clothing for the day. If they do not have the correct clothing, these can be hired from Adrift for an additional fee - meet at the Adrift base at 7am for gear and clothing fitting. Tongariro Crossing Lodge will provide a packed lunch and snacks for the day.

CLICK HERE to check availability and to book this special offer.

* Based on the rack rate for 2 people

Terms & details:

Accommodation T&Cs:

Standard suites are our Jerusalem and Pipiriki Suites; Deluxe suites are our Whakapapa, Turoa, Waimarino and Horopito Suites

Extra guests are charged at $190 for two nights

Two night minimum stay

Package on offer until the end of the guided hiking season or up to 22 October 2021

Our standard cancellation policy applies to the package: All cancellations must be received no later than 3 days prior to arrival. A cancellation fee equal to 100% of the first night's accommodation applies to cancellations less than 3 days prior to arrival. This includes no shows and cancellation of nights after arrival.

Adrift Tongariro's standard terms and conditions apply, along with these additional T&Cs: 
Minimum numbers 
Adrift Tongariro requires 3 for a trip to go ahead, and can discuss and fit clients into a tour if their group is under 3

If for any reason the trip is unable to go ahead, for example weather/avalanche risk, min numbers not met, transport to accommodation failed, etc, then trip is postponed, not cancelled or refunded. 

Phone call night prior 
If the client fails to call night prior to their tour then their booking is either forfeited, or if Adrift is able to, postponed to another trip.