Good organised site near the crossing and main walks. There's very little else around so this is really very useful and complaints about the price seem a bit unreasonable. Fairly big and well organised site. We stayed in a powered van, pleanty of space and freedom to choose where, good facilities. They happily arranged shuttles and searched for my wife on the site when I tried to phone her from the crossing
Remote and very quiet, nice for a family, clean and friendly, helpful staff. Location was not ideal.
Very nice kitchen, showers! Had your own space to camp and reception very helpful. Nice and quiet camp area with lots of trees.
Fair price for the transport.
We got a lot of information about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing regarding fitness, safety, clothing etc. to decide if we want to do the crossing. If you decide not to do the crossing at the starting point (after the first transfer) you get your money back, which is really fair.
Fair price for drop off and pick up from park to accommodation. Provided with lots of information re crossing.
very friendly people. When it was rainy for 2 days we asked for an upgrade and they gave us an extra upgrade for the save price.
Shutlle too crossing is really professional! They are honest about what too expect in bad wether and their advise what to do was really good.
We stayed at Discovery Lodge - friendly clean and new cottages!!
Reliable and very punctual transport.
Accommodation and transport for Tongariro Crossing. Facilities good, clean, comfortable. Shuttle to and from walk was prompt, reliable, helpful and friendly. Campsite has good views of mountains.
First class, very quiet, excellent facilities, free internet. Don't miss the sunset.
What a lovely location, the views are amazing and they have a great little restaurant too.
Bus to a great walk.
Really good service and advice on crossing Tongariro. Good camping too. Early bus service to beat the crowds.
I did the Tongariro Crossing with Discovery. They had to convince me to go on the early bus which leaves at 5:45am. That was not easy because I am not an early morning person. However when I do the Crossing again I will definitely go early again. We saw the most amazing sun rise and the mountains are so beautiful and peaceful and quiet in the morning. We were at the bleu lakes with hardly anyone around so we got some amazing pictures. And it is just unbelievable how busy it gets later on. Hundreds of people must have been behind us on the track.
The five pick ups in the afternoon were also great because it meant that we didn't have to wait for hours in the hot sun (like lots of other people) to be picked up at the end. What a great service.
Very friendly people who will give you lots of information. The best way to go for the Tongariro crossing. They drop you off before the other buses arrive at the start and they have 2 pick up options at the end of the day.
good kitchen, good clean wc, lovely place.
excellent site. stunning location and very helpful owners.
Bus transfer worked well. The days trek was exhilarating. Exhausting!
Pick Up every hour and extra info. Early start but not cheap.
Shuttle was fully booked and the owner at the campground didn't say us that we have to book it one day before.
Panoramic view on all 3 volcanoes- friendly, knowledgeable resident owner.
Great adventure! Very nice track, people in Matai Shuttles also very nice and helpful. They even managed to arrange lovely weather. Only the return journy was a somewhat unpleasant as we had to squeeze into a small shuttle with very little leg space. Anyway - thank you
Beautiful to see different landscapes.
Very nice! We only had to pay for the transport. Rest were free but the park was beautiful. I wasent allowed to climb a volcano but I did and was to late. And the hot bus driver had to wait and wasent very happy. But I thought it was worth it.
Good but could do more regular pick ups.
Good though xpensive especially as there was two of us $15-20 more appropraite.
Tongariro experience, bus company for transport between Turangi and Tongariro NP crossing. Pick up & drop off. Good advice, nice driver. No extra's nescessary.
Actually you pay only the bus to the beginning, that was totally okay. Very nice driver. The crossing itself was absolutely amazing.
The Tongariro Crossing was one of our best days during our NZ tour (N+S islands). Staying at Discovery Lodge (at the campsite) and using their early morning transport added to the experience. Watching the sunrise as we climbed the saddle, having the place to ourselves for the whole crossing and enjoying a beer at 2pm back at the site made the whole day absolutely brilliant.
Small improvements to the showers would earn a 10/10 for sure.
Is great and takes care of your safety. The crossing is quite touristic - the tracks are great as well.
Very friendly & understanding stt. Good information to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Safety first for them! Only the chalet could be a bit cleaner.
Emma & Rob
First company to access the track with a 5.45am start but it is well worth it.