Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Tongariro National Park

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro National Park

Reviews

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Thomas Koch

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice hiking tour, very crowded by tourists.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Martin Murlik

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful hike but really overcrowded. Great views in good weather, quite a diverse landscape.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Cherie and Dan

England

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this walk - we had perfect conditions and completed in around six hours. It was very well signposted throughout and even had toilets!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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D Hahn

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

WOW! Stunning and beautiful environment, amazing views. Very challenging climb though, definitely not for beginners. Only critique is the missing marks on the track!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Sjoerd Tolsma

Ranking: 8/10

We did the Crossing on a cloudy morning which turned into a sunny afternoon. It was a pretty tough experience but the views were wonderful and it was worth it.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Allain Riepema

Ranking: 8/10

A beautiful walk from the start up the hill. We were happy we had all the day with clear weather. But the descent (path down) after the Blue Lake (which was covered by ice and snow) was long and boring.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jeny Smolders

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We had very good weather, that was nice. Some parts were more difficult to walk, but overall not too hard/tough. Amazing views!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Oscar Petersen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

If you can find a day with good weather, it is worth every step!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Phil Baker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing and for free!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jan Christoph

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best one day hike with amazing views! Can be cold in the spring. We needed 6hrs, 20 mins.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Bill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

This feels tricky after reading some of the other reviews. It's certainly an interesting walk, past craters and pools between the volcanoes. And it's got lots of great views. The track is amazingly well maintained with lots (lots!) of wooden steps and boardwalks. That's maybe a big positive but it also means it feels pretty sanitised for much of the way. You're either pleased with that or disappointed. There are quite a few short harder steeper sections near the top. Even on 1 November it was quite busy, especially at the beginning, with the start resembling a small airport drop off zone. Sunny to begin and end, fair amount of cloud around Tongarino at the top but Ngauruhoe was clear with snow on the peak. Cold on top, quite windy, but walking trousers, a couple of base layers and a windproof were fine. I'm reasonably used to walking in the mountains and this took 4 1/2 hours plus stops. If I'm honest then if you're used to doing day mountain walks I'd only recommend this on a sunny day outside the main season. And well worth going exceedingly early (sunrise!) or late, maybe 11 or 12, to avoid the crowds. If, on the other hand you're not used to walking too far or high then as the other reviews tell you this is probably a great challenge. I also used the shuttle with Tracey at nationalparkshuttles.com who was excellent. She insisted on turning up just to meet me at the end even though she should have waited for a bigger group to arrive.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Lizzie Edmonds

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, one of the best things we have done in New Zealand.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Tom Koppe

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic walk! Great views and a lot of variation on the track. Challenging, around 7 hours.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Henna

Finland

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk with amazing views! It took about 7 hours and was quite challenging.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Martha Setmain

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

So nice, but not really enough toilets.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Soren Soeholm

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

A very nice trip in wonderful, good weather, including a difficult climb to the top.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Dorthe Soeholm

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Best walk ever and we did the mountain too.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Miriam Hacker

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really hard walk but so worth it. Unfortunately, we had bad weather and because of the fog we could not see that much of the amazing landscape. However, it was still a lot of fun.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Michael Bley

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Breathtaking and scenic views. It is not easy to walk this walk but it is worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sophie Pettler

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Worth the 19.4 mile trek for incredible views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Alex Victor

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Hard but the views are very worth it and I do not usually enjoy walk. The walk down the mountain was scary!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Rachael Gray

England

Ranking: 10/10

The crossing was as interesting as expected. Slippery and very steep in parts but all part of the experience. Views at the blue lakes were beautiful. Nice that there were toilets half way!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sebastian Tornkuis

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

The scenery was different but very nice. All the black stones and vegetation gave you a feeling of being on a different planet. The only bad thing was that there was too many people so it ruined the feeling a bit.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Chris Arnold

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning walk across a beautiful part of New Zealand. Only negative was that it was very busy, but to be expected when it is so well known.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon Hall

England

Ranking: 10/10

An absolute must do. Views are incredible, definitely one for the bucket list. The last 4km does drag.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Charlotte

Ranking: 9/10

Best experience so far, the most amazing views for those willing to make the effort. Be prepared! Go early, otherwise it is very busy.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Tracy Frauzel

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Crazy and beautiful landscape. Isn't this Mt Doom? Go prepared, especially if the weather is wet and windy, it can be tough. Although less crowded.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Raul Callesa

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Even with the snow, it was nice. Had very bad weather, but the walk was nice, very well marked and the landscape was clean and tidy.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Eric

France

Ranking: 10/10

The best alpine track I ever made. Just have to be lucky with the weather to enjoy 100% the view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Auba Mateos

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

It was a hard walk but really satisfying. All the way is well indicated and has some facilities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Mario Schaeffer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful day with amazing view with nice weather.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Katharina Gans

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A great day! Very good weather and an amazing view to all sites. On the day we came, we can see the Mt Egmont in the Egmont National Park! Very different landscapes in a short time. A perfect walk!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Orane Lefebuee

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing Crossing! Like a different planet, so close to Mordor. Maybe my favourite Crossing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon Briens

France

Ranking: 10/10

I think this is a best track in the North Island, quite easy and very beautiful! The track has very good management!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Alex Hah

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Luckily we had an extra day to wait out some weather before beginning this track. The day was perfect and the views superb. If you have a car, drive to the end of the track and book a shuttle to take you to the start in the morning.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Ingrid Maple

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A long day of walking but well worth the effort. The barren, but beautiful landscape stretches for over half the walk with stunning views in every direction before descending through a much greener environment to the finish.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas Klinting

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular walk with stunning views of volcanoes and mountains. Come prepared with proper gear, as the temperature drops and wind increases at the top. Start early to avoid the crowds.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Lennaert Peek

Aruba

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised, a nice and long walk in an amazing setting. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Hilde Timmerman

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful track and perfectly organised with the shuttle service from the Discovery Lodge!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Phil Watkins

England

Ranking: 8/10

This area is not to be missed. This alpine hike is not for the faint hearted. It was good and snow popped up even in January.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Simon Barber

England

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip up the mountain, busses are available to do all the walk, we just parked at the bottom and went to the top and came back the way we came.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kristina Nunoz

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk with astonishing views. A little scary around the Red Crater with the wind but in the i-Sites, they make it sound worse that it is. Definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Tim Fassbender

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome landscape and wonderful view, great if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, good duration for a day filling walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Felix Koehler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely great walk through the Tongariro National Park. It takes you about 7 hours, but it does not seem long because of the great scenery.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Linda

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very packed, thousands of hikers, weather is changing quickly - be careful!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Max Miehle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful landscape, changing weather, expensive shuttle, too packed, soo many people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Niklas

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is beautiful to experience nature's diversity on a one day hiking trip.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Kati Behrendt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Super nice walk! Public toilets could have been cheaper. Shuttle bus was too expensive ($30 from Whakapapa).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Adrien Lupin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Best activity in the North Island. Perfect.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Philip Grant

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

The trail we walked have been very well signed and were all in perfect condition. There was always a map at the start that shows the distance and the altitude. Nothing to improve!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Han Li

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hike, moderate level and very well marked trail along the entire route.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Samantha and Neis

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

It was a trip with a lot of emotions, different landscape. We are not walkers but the walk was challenging but doable. A great experience!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laure and Pascal

France

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect walk and landscape. Just too many people, but there is nothing you can do about that!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Toby

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hiking.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Max Andersson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good long walk!! About 20km from start to finish without any extra side tracks. Stunning scenery - reminded me of Iceland. A must do on your travels around New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Alexandra Flick

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk, better to wait a day or two to get the right weather so to avoid many clouds!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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R Brandsma

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A beautiful track in an old volcanic area. Good paths with nice views, lakes and craters. But, very crowded, if you want to have the track almost to yourself, then start at 5:30am. If you are early enough you can park at Mangatepapa, walk to the Blue Lake and back. It will save you money for the bus.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laura Weix

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk, unfortunately, we had to go back after the South Crater due to the weather conditions. Still highly recommend it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Dominik and Alex

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

This is one of the great walks in New Zealand. Perfectly made up, lots of facilities, well done.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Nina Geraghty

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk, very well maintained tracks and toilets. Shuttles are expensive and our shuttle did not turn up after we called they picked us up 45 minutes later.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Karen Burlingham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Rare opportunity to get close to volcanoes. Very enjoyable walk definitely. Worth the effort! Popular so busy but this does not spoil the experience. Superb views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Lucile

France

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing landscapes along the track but the place is victim of its own fame! No hiking office with information before starting, no free parking, free campsites are away from the departure area, expensive shuttles - why????

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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ALEXANDRE ESCOT

France

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning view, it is incredible! You cannot miss it. If I have to do this again, I would not book a shuttle for the return. I would just go to the start point and then come back by the same entrance. You will save $30 per person, the view at the end of the walk is nice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Jonathan Newman

United States

Ranking: 9/10

There are wonderful hikes available.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Sandra Reynders

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful tracks I ever did, a very special landscape. The only negative thing is the fact that you cannot do this walk independently because you need transport.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jolanda van Houwelingen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

The best walk ever! So nice and perfect for one day. Do not forget sunscreen.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ana

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views, complete track with easy and complicated moments and one of the most prepared tracks I have seen. The only negative point is that there is a lot of people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ignacio Muerza

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Breathtaking place, perfectly signalled and prepared for any kind of walker. If a sunny day, the sights from the top are awesome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Hannah Phoenix

England

Ranking: 10/10

The biggest variety of scenery I have ever seen in one day, mountains, sulphur lakes, alpine scrub, this is the best walk I have ever done, highly recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Alex

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is a NZ must do! 19.4km of beautiful and very diverse landscape. The best hike we did in NZ. You will see desert, snow and the jungle. But it is very exhausting, you have to be fit and well prepared - if you are, you will have a great time.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Patricia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

WOW! This was soooo hard...... the first climb was quite exhausting. I did not think I could make the track. The view was WOW, amazing, beautiful. The effort paid off.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Fleur

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely walk, we did this walk in six hours including some short breaks. The only thing I did not like was the touristy crowd.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Tom Wouda

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good day hike through pretty volcano landscape. Views are rewarding but go as early as possible, crowded and lots of unprepared people in sneakers.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Marc Sanivan

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

The Crossing is impressive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Wouter Bleckmann

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Most beautiful walk I have ever done.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jonathan Verschuuren

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing National Park! We did around five shorter walks, especially liked a walk through a native forest where I saw a Kaka! Amazing views of the volcanoes.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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David

France

Ranking: 9/10

The weather was awful and we were not able to see anything BUT the little we did was awesome! The problem is that the hut was really expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Chamille Mallari

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My cousin and I went here on the 23rd of April and the weather was just perfect. At first I didn't think that I would finish the trail as I haven't hiked or trekked in a while ; and I haven't really prepared for this trip cause it wasn't planned, but I did.

I must say that even the word 'amazing' is an understatement for this experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Saulo Cavalcante

Brazil

Ranking: 8/10

Unlucky with weather as was very cloudy and foggy. The track was great, enjoyed the forest part the most.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Olga Vogel

Kazakhstan

Ranking: 8/10

We did half of the track starting from Ketehahi carpark and returned the same way, about 20km in total. The weather was not great, very cloudy, windy, cold on the top of the mountain and no visibility at all. Could not see the lake or anything further than 100m, otherwise the walk was good.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Carina Weber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Exhausting walk but worth the effort. Take warm clothes with you, it can be really cold at the top. The views are amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Mathilde

France

Ranking: 10/10

It was very difficult, but very pretty.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gauthier Dournean

France

Ranking: 10/10

It is very difficult but it is very amazing, the landscape is very, very pretty.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Marcel Felder

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Super busy because of the people but anyway nice for a day trip especially to the Summit.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Niels

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

MUST DO! Beautiful scenery! Missing a toilet halfway, crowded, more people than expected. Hard in descent, other parts were good to do.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Eveline

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful! Stunning views, not too hard to walk, well maintained.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Hazel Norman

England

Ranking: 10/10

Could only go to the stairs of the mountain due to snowy conditions but a fantastic walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Matthieu Bollaert

France

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful track across various landscapes, mountains, snow, volcanic activity. What more can you expect? FREE.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Amadine Lachaire

France

Ranking: 10/10

What a long and amazing track with snow on the tops! We are very impressed how New Zealand organises the tracks! All is so well done! Why there is nothing like this in France? FREE.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Thomas

France

Ranking: 8/10

Diversity of landscape/lots of signs/huts were clean and welcoming. The rangers were nice/gas on in the huts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anne Bezanson

France

Ranking: 9/10

We did not meet a lot of people on the walk (except when the track joins the Alpine Crossing). The price of the huts are too expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dave Ellis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Best hike we have done yet!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sam Taylor

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Best hike we have done yet. Only slightly challenging but so worth it. The terrain was so diverse!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Craig Workman

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Would have been an '11' but it was foggy and the wind was so strong we could not continue, which is a real shame because it was great!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Eva Hesse

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

After waiting for two days we finally had great weather to do the Crossing. I loved to observe the volcanic activity and to visit the Mt Doom of the Lord of the Rings!!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Samuel Michalak

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We did the day trip and enjoyed the fantastic scenery with volcanos, lakes, geothermal activities, lava stone in a sometimes nice and warm and sometimes chilly environment. Full of great views and interesting rock formations.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Xander Heuvel

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Had a really good six hour walk. Start at the south side with the drop off on the walk north. You see Lord of the Rings - this will be familiar.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jeanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk. We were lucky and had a clear blue sky. A must do!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Maria Korte

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Adventurous track through different landscapes, fauna and flora. Great challenging walk, not too difficult though.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Adeline

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really well maintained track, well marked and even have some toilets on the way! But most of all, amazing views of Mt Doom, Emerald Lakes, Red Crater and the Lake Taupo. Many things to see on this one day hike.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Erik

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

A 20km walk made worth it by amazing scenery. Do it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Adriana Ulapukh

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

Good for people who like hiking.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Pawel Otlik

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

A great one day of trekking in New Zealand mountains.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Roger Fitzi

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

It was very cold, the view up there is just amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Christine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

We drove to the start point and walked up to the lakes. It was very cold, but the view up there was just amazing. We walked back to the car park, so we did not use a bus. It took us 7 hours.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sabrina and Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk but way too many people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alexandra Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience, nature, beauty, different vegetation. Volcanic landscape is breathtaking, warm clothing upmost importance. Good fitness levels are required.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ruben Garcia

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk. Bad weather conditions.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Gazmira Molina

Spain

Ranking: 6/10

Bad weather. Expensive shuttle from the carpark.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Leonie Brabers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk, beautiful landscape. I really loved the 4 seasons in one day weather. The track is really well maintained and the signs are easy to follow.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sina Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk - amazing nature, high variety!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rik van der Niet

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, bit crowded, stunning sights.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Evelyn Rloeh

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk, nice views and rivers. Only the day we were there it was very crowded due to the great weather.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sarah

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning scenery, but aim for a good weather window.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Chas Bronson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This place is great!! Amazing views, very informative staff at the information centre. Great views and world class!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Louise Nicholls

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

8 hour walk - finished it in around 5 hours. Incredible views across very varied landscapes. On the day, the weather could have been better. Very good signs etc to keep us on the right track!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ferdinand Hirsch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If you have good weather, it is definitely the best hike (so far) for New Zealand. It is doable for everybody as it is not a hard or long hike.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Soeren Buchheister

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great day walk with amazing view from the Summit to Blue Lake. Would not recommend to do it on weekends (it is overcrowded) and if the weather is bad.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rose Guillaume

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Really superb, such an amazing place, every second was an astonishment. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Pierre Landenne

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely amazing. Such good memories!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tome

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

We hiked through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for about 9 hours. The climb up the mountain was tough but was worth it for the fantastic view at the top. The challenge was enlightening!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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May

Israel

Ranking: 7/10

We did the Tongariro Crossing as a day trip. The weather was good so it made it easier. On the mountain it was cold but the view was beautiful. For me, the hike (19,4km) was hard because I am not in shape. But I succeeded the whole way.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Veronika Za'heryuk

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, well maintained path.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Michal Za'heryuk

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, good shuttle organisation, well marked path.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Favia

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

We did the Great Walk through the Tongariro National Park and few other DOC walks. The walks are all really well marked and prepared.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Wolfgang

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very well prepared paths. Weather is very changeable but that is not the fault of them. Great spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Mona Uttendorf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views and a beautiful track in the mountains, a beautiful day hike!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Marc Perales

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Self guided. Amazing views. Amazing nature.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alicia Speisekorn-Gil

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Can highly recommend the Alpine Crossing. Spectacular scenery with really great views. For beginners this trip was already a small challenge. It is recommended to organise the transport to and from the start and end points.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Joni Vihakara

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

Top views, it is a great walk, also Lord of the Rings fans can see Mt Doom, going uphill gives you a good workout, could add more toilets on the way.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Virginia Fradin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular walk! The best highlight of my trip.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jeanne Minor

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

The weather was horrible - rain, wind! We cannot see anything, but we did it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matthew Palmer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Would have been 10/10 with better weather/visibility. A challenging day walk, especially the steep and slippery descent into Emerald Lakes. Spectacular views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anika D

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The first two hours are a little bit boring. But the volcano holes and the waterholes are the best that I saw in my life.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Doerte

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Book a scenic flight over the volcanoes - incredible!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leslie Fisher

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Worthwhile hike showing many aspects of volcanic activity. Some quite spectacular views. Had to rush down to meet transportation back to the car, or risk waiting 1.5 hours for next van. Recommend trying to find someone to pick you up at your car at the end and shuttle you to the beginning so you can walk at your own pace. The National Park visitor centre has good displays.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Benedikt Hang

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This was just an amazing track. Find good hiking partners and do it. But do not forget to prepare yourself:warm clothing and enough water!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mikael Thyselius

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

One of New Zealand's Great Walks. Not all too tough. We did it in 6 hours, 30 minutes. If you want more there are a few extra routes you can take. Great views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Erika Tarant

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

A quite hard but amazing walk. Stunning views, expensive shuttle busses between the carpark.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sebastiaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

No doubt one of the best one day tramping trips in New Zealand!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Selina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful one day trip with amazing views. Also, did the Tongariro Summit - absolutely worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cora

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The most beautiful walk we have ever done. Breathtaking views. It was absolutely amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Bob Treitman

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great hike, impressive views, my only complaint is that it is just too popular/crowded. Not sure how to deal with that!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Maximilian Seitz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This publicly available track is incredibly beautifully stunning. The diversity in nature/vegetation you can see in a matter of hours is great. The 4 day walk or even 1 day walk are a must do in New Zealand. The Mt Ngauruhoe is super fun to climb, challenging but super worth it. Sticks would be recommended but if you do not have any the good ole' hands and feet will suffice. I suggest not doing it too late so you can see more.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Carolin

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful landscape, bus was too expensive, toilets were not very clean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Katharina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing one day hike! Try to do it with good weather, I am sure you will have a much nicer view. Nice that there are some toilets provided. Only negative thing is that the companies driving you to the start of the track are quite expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Stuart

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular. Drive past and enjoy from the highway or enjoy the walks ranging from 10 minutes to days. Well worth a stop.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Emilie Bavard

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk in the forest and then the mountain, wonderful landscapes! Only bad point is that it is a one way walk and a long one (29km) and at the end you either, have someone waiting to get you back to your car or you take the shuttle which is quite expensive......

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Gilbert Baptiste

France

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic track across Mt Tongariro, wonderful views of the valley and the other mountains/volcanoes (including the one that inspired Mt Doom!). The arrival on top of it with the emerald lake was incredible, even more with the snow that was sill here in November!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Menguy Thibault

France

Ranking: 10/10

Just amazing walk, need to be prepared physically for this! Great spring waterfall, wonderfull emerald lake and blue lake! Unforgettable!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alexie Lion

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place, 8 hours of walking. It was really physical but the best I have done since 10 months in New Zealand!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lukas Weberling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A must do in New Zealand. Spectacular views. The last 7km are a little tough.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cassandra Geyer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very beautiful walk! They prepared the walking tracks very well and there are lots of signs so you don't get lost. It is a long walk though and quite exhausting, but worth it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sophie Rosenberg

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A 9 hour walk but a really beautiful one!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Celina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice work, I enjoyed the nature around the track, it was a little busy (I went there at Easter weekend), the view over the lakes and the volcano was amazing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Jana Ebelina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I never hiked on a volcano in my life before. The view from the top was amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Clara Bertomeu

Ranking: 9/10

One of the most famous walks. First time I walked that long!! Beautiful view, lake, crater etc. Sun was shining! At the end I was so exhausted but so proud of myself!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lukas Boller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful hike, very scenic.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Laura Constans

France

Ranking: 10/10

There are a lot of amazing landscapes!! Just perfect, until not it is the best walking track for me!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Benjamin Schyler

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing crossing. Wonderful landscape.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Sebastian

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Super crowded and almost paved track. We went for a lot of other walks in the park that were far nicer.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Felicity Ford

England

Ranking: 10/10

Booked a return shuttle from Taupo with Tongariro Expeditions. Excellent service and the hike was simply breathtaking in every sense.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Kristal Lavender

United States

Ranking: 7/10

So many people! I got there without bus reservations so hiked half way to the Red Crater and then turned around. I recommend starting later (after 11 or 12) after all the others who are hiking the whole thing have passed through.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Benjamin Leboucq

France

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of different landscapes and no mans land. Awesome lakes (Emerald Lake).

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Katharina Schick

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Everybody has to do this Crossing! Only the end is a bit too long! Beautiful lakes!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Laerke Soee

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

My best experience in the North Island. I totally fell in love with the nature in New Zealand during this hike. Remember to bring good hiking boots, water and sunscreen, you really should go it is amazing!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Weber

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views and landscape. Best thing was to climb the Mt Doom.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Milan Maiwald

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing!! Some challenging climbs even without Mt Doom. Met a lot of nice hikers and had some of the best views.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jelmer Postma

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Best New Zealand experience so far. The walk was amazing and the emerald pools were stunning.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ellie Perkin

England

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing views, went very unprepared. Very tough.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Liam King

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best walk/day walk we have done in New Zealand so far, do not forget to look back as the views keep changing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Eline

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

People recommended us to do the track backwards, but this was way harder! Beautiful scenery and so special to walk in a volcanic area! Parking is free, but too small. Toilets are along the way.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Igor Pretzer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I had great weather when I did the Tongariro Crossing and it was simply awesome!! There are so many different, unbelievable things to see on the track and for that it is my favourite track so far.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jorge Anderson

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just find a day with good weather and you will never forget this walk! You should be a bit fit and have the right gear and 7-9 hours time.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jan Berendsen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome walk. Breathtaking view when the weather is good. Good toilets and an easy walk for almost everyone.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cecile

France

Ranking: 9/10

It is a beautiful walk! My favourite in New Zealand. Landscapes are just amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Huon

France

Ranking: 9/10

We did the Crossing in February and it is just amazing!! Really beautiful views and landscapes!! Shuttles are expensive.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Emmanuel Roux

France

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end. The views are magnificent.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Thomas Le Buzulier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape and track is really good.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Robert Elzinga

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing view, nice walk, we only had one rainy day.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elbrich

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk with an amazing view.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nadja Guiliani

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

This trip is amazing. 20km with a beautiful view. But you have to be in some reasonable shape, it can be very hard.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matthias Hottex

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great and long walk, very crowded but we have been one of the first people that day to the top of Mt Doom!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cathy La Frenais

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing one day hike through spectacular scenery. Would recommend the Summit side trip.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matt Harris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well worthy of its title of the best day hike in New Zealand. It felt like walking on the moon!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heike Schreiber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely one of the best day hikes!! The views and landscapes are just incredible, you feel like you are on a different planet!! We skipped the hike up to Mt Doom, but went to the top of Mt Tongariro where you have a great view onto the Mt Doom!! A must do in New Zealand!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lea Valla

France

Ranking: 8/10

Breathtaking walk and well organised facilities (signs, toilets) metal hand rail for when the terrain is slippery. More signs and explanation boards for the Red Crater and Lakes would be appreciated.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Susanne Breudel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome hike with beautiful views. Self challenging but worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa Haedrich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very hard, exhausting walk but definitely worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Simon Schatz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome scenery and nature, possible to complete in one day.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Luca Wohrle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A long but not so heavy walk. A little bit too many people.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Johannes Wassner

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just amazing. Best day walk I have ever done. Was still great when the weather changed a little bit.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Valentine de Beer

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk but too crowded when I did it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Juliane Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The Crossing was a must do, but unfortunately every single tourist seems to know that. I walked the track on 19 March 2016 and it was totally overcrowded and impossible to determine your own speed. Apart from this, the view was stunning and a nice reward for the way up. One adviceL pack sunblock, a warm jackers and wear proper hiking boots.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hee-Chung Hong

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Too crowded. But a really good experience for amazing views, worth it. They could have had more toilets in between, e.g it is over two hours walk between.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing walk above the volcanoes of the North Island. Just a bit too crowded but a must see for fans of the Lord of the Rings.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melle Eleinga

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of people. Great walk. Views. A good one day tramp.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kenlly

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Really busy!! Extreme amount of people. But spectacular views and good for a one day tramp.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alex

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Every metre walked was worth it! Beautiful landscapes on a sunny day! A bit crowded though.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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M J

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Weather was on our side. Amazing views, clear day, the hike itself is not too trying so you still have some energy at the end of the day. Must do.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Bruno

Brazil

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing mountain in New Zealand. Hard walking for amazing views.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nathalie Vanlaek

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Was a nice walk! Amazing view of the volcanic area.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Tom Seban

France

Ranking: 8/10

Even if I had to walk barefoot, it was a beautiful walk, not too hard, maybe too touristic now, especially in summer (a lot of hikers). Awesome views and lakes. Great walk for the geology lovers (stones and rocks, great colours, steam, water, volcanic stones.....).

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful lakes. Climbing up Mt Doom was really worth the effort, we had a stunning view up there and the various landscapes are amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful national park, extraordinary nature but a bit too many tourists.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan and Gulsen

France

Ranking: 8/10

We did the walk only to the Blue Lakes, first was a little boring and very long lasting but after that it was amazing, especially the lakes.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Chloe

France

Ranking: 10/10

Probably the best place I have seen in my life.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Clare Pickford

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, stunning walk, amazing views, we picked a very busy day with hundreds of people but still enjoyed it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brianna Burd

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

194km of rough terrain but well worth the walk for the incredible views. The walk is free, but we did pay for a shuttle to the beginning and end of the trail.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Clemence and Pedro

France

Ranking: 9/10

Well indicated and well maintained, amazing views and landscapes, shuttle services should close a little later as I finished the track at 7:00pm and I had to hitchhike back to the start point.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Flo and Frieda

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk, stunning nature, track is well marked, good DOC campground, too many people though and the shuttle service is quite expensive.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kim and Leon

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk, amazing views. If you have could weather, climb up the Ngauruhoe mountain.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gregor

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If you expect to take a 1 day walking trek in a fascinating landscape then this the right thing for you. Climb up Mt Doom and get a great 360 degree view.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Fero Saarinen

Finland

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view, hard but it is worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Veronika and Radovan

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful and interesting short track in the North Island. But very windy and too cold and crowds of people.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jan

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk with awesome views! The first part of the walk is much more impressive with the volcanic landscape, the Blue Lake and the Emerald Lakes than the second part. We recommend everyone doing this work!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Meilin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Would do it again. Awesome!! Even with bad weather.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Thomas Werner

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A really beautiful one day hike with spectacular views. A must do in New Zealand!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Livia and Dave

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Heaps of people but one of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Elisabeth Grabner

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing track for one day over 20km. Crowded.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Therese and Matthias

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

A work well worth doing, we were well informed on what to expect. Do it! It is beautiful!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Florian Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hike, especially during winter. Perfect view and overall breathtaking experience.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Vincent

France

Ranking: 9/10

Start early in the morning to have time to do the Summit in good weather. This also avoids lots of people and the crowding. Take your time, don't pass your limit, enjoy. Good atmosphere on the walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Miriam Hack

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome walk..... beautiful landscape. Also can see and walk up the Mountain of Destiny of Lord of the Rings. But be prepared, the way up is really steep (6 hours).

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Rachael and Nik

United States

Ranking: 8/10

The walk itself was amazing! Limited toilet facilities for the number of walkers. Too many people.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lauren Thompson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This hike was awesome. It felt like you were walking through an alien world. We also summited Mt Ngauruhoe which was very difficult since there is not an offical path up, but was definitely worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anat Yossef

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

I did the one day track. It was amazing. The weather was perfect even though the forecast was not on my side the day before. Some parts were hard but worth the effort at the end.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Til Schaebitz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Incredible scenery from deep bush to snowy summits. Perfect in the afternoon, normally too crowded otherwise.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Marold

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nature at its best! So beautiful, especially the Mt Ngauruhoe Summit was worth it for all the Lord of the Rings fans. A real volcanic cone with a crater at its top (nature that you usually only see in the movies).

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Timon Streicher

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very exhausting, foggy in the beginning, very windy but stunning views when it cleared, beautiful scenery.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Thorbeu Scholz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The crossing was the best day walk and is a must do for every traveller. I did it twice.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Annika Locker

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Exhausting, long but beautiful views! Very nice!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Niels Hoogendooen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Most beautiful walk I ever did. Some parts pretty heavy but the views were amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Martin Baleja

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

I did the one day walk during the Easter Holidays, therefore it was a bit overcrowded. The scenery was stunning and it is amazing how the DOC can manage to keep such a long track so well looked after.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Quentin Sauve

France

Ranking: 8/10

The walk I absolutely wanted to do and I am not disappointed. Especially because I climbed Mt Doom, the view is wonderful.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Marlene Buchwald

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best walks I have ever done. Great views and breathtaking nature.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Luca Herzig

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk! I climbed the Mt Doom and enjoyed the amazing view up there. But sadly, the climbing took too much time and we had to finish the walk after sunset. The end of the walk was kind of boring and felt like it would never end.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Benoit Leclerc

France

Ranking: 9/10

An incredibly beautiful walk. Some days can look alike from the beginning to the end but you can see an amazing difference from one day to another.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mateusz

Poland

Ranking: 7/10

It was a bit crowded in the morning. My bad that I did not read the explanation about the volcano eruption sign on my way to the South crater - otherwise, I would have chosen to hike to Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Olivier Lefebyre

France

Ranking: 8/10

One day of the track at the end of the climb has a large view of the lake. Most beautiful view I have ever seen in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lisa

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice walk, but absolutely crowded (in January).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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George

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Great walk if the weather is good for you. Only five points because it is too crowded which destroys the atmosphere.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Max von Felde

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

One day hike with crossing the Alpines. You will see beautiful volcano territory and lakes with impressive colours. Very tough walk if you climb up the Mt Doom, but it is a must do.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Robert Klub

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

I can highly recommend this DOC Alpine Crossing. Best if you wait for good weather, to enjoy the scenic view! And if you like the extreme, climbing Mt Doom will be your cup of tea.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Malina Schloesser

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view, especially the lakes, a walk that everyone should do and I think nearly everyone is able to make it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Robin Stamm

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing nature and a beautiful view. Especially with snow on the summit. But the best part was Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

The first and last two hours of the trek are a bit boring, but the views of Mt Ngaurohoe, Mt Ruapehu, The Red Crater and the Emerald and Blue Lakes are really stunning, probably the best in the North Island.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Chandra Macraigne

France

Ranking: 8/10

We started in the morning, really early (around 5am). It is really nice because there is nobody at this time. We started from the opposite end. It is easier I think because there are no stairs to go up. Best walk!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Maud Livolsi

France

Ranking: 7/10

Hard at first, but the view is amazing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Shaun Hunt

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk, 6-8 hours, breathtaking scenery that changes so often throughout the walk. AMAZING!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Josh Symons

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing views, nice track. Very busy on the walk. Worth doing the side tracks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Stefan Ziller

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good weather, great nature.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Severin Knegsch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Definitely one of the best day hikes, especially with Mt Doom, on sunny days it is very crowded.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Bernardo Galeazzo

Ranking: 9/10

A really good scenic one day walk if you are lucky enough to have a fine, clear day for it (it was).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Eloise

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views but we had to wait a few days because of the weather. Lots of tourists.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ruben Toorwe

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little crossing on a good warm day. Track is well maintained and information about safety is well organised.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Viyan

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Challenging hike but so worth the effort.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Isabella Sinnesbickle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing landscape. Don't hurry! Take your time and explore the landscape and hidden tracks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Olga Barathova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Very hard walking track, but a nice view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Adam Pulkrabek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing mountains, amazing place, unforgettable.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sunja Abbe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very good, amazing scenery, beautiful volcano.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Prisuille

France

Ranking: 10/10

Best memory with great people. Beautiful weather and the view of the Blue Lake was wonderful!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lisa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning nature, absolutely worth doing it but parts of it were a little bit boring, especially the last two hours of the track.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Elisabet

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive view of the volcano and the coloured lakes, but so many tourists and an annoying last part.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Arthur Portolleau

France

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous track, breathtaking views, and for all Lord of the Rings fans, you can reach Mt Doom.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Patrick Thumeyer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best one day hike I have ever done. Breathtaking views! Start from the South. The descent in the North is a bit boring.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Florian Bisault

France

Ranking: 9/10

Challenging seven hours track with steep parts but okay for low experience trampers. The second half is too long and boring, but fun going down.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sandra Zlabinger

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

The trail is great but strenuous if you do Mt Doom (Ngauruhoe) too. There are great views and sights on the way. However, the trail is very crowded. Start as early as possible!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Luca Staudt

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

This one is a challenge if you decide to climb up Mt Doom as well, but that might be why many people might go there anyway. It took us 9.5 hours in total and after all we were quite exhausted. Bring enough sun block, water, food and good hiking shoes!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lilith Hirt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The walk itself is awesome with its stunning views and it is really well maintained (the pathway) and the toilets are clean despite so many people.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephanie Hofman

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning trail, great view, Blue Lake and Emerald Lakes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Stefan Thalhammer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely the highlight of the North Island. Awesome view from the Summit of Mt Doom, unreal volcanic valleys and brightly coloured lakes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Johannes Frank

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk beside the volcano. It took about 9 hours and it was quite heavy but you really have to do it. I have never done such a walk before. Do not miss to go up to the volcano from the Lord of the Rings films.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Paul Larauze

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful even if a bit crowded. The path was in really good condition.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stefan Hahn

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

1 day, very windy, pretty hard to climb up to Mt Doom, but funny to 'jump'/walk down.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Benjamin Nager

France

Ranking: 8/10

Around 6 hours 30 minutes long.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jorge Gonzoleis

Colombia

Ranking: 10/10

Just amazing! Our favourite place!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Faye Oliver

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good day walk but it as too busy when we visited.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Laura Mahdavian

France

Ranking: 7/10

A very good track, the landscapes are so impressive and unbelievable. Maybe the last two hours in the forest are too long!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Pierre Mathis

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very surprising landscape, one day trip.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leonie Kraft

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This track is absolutely amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stephan Kirchenbaur

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cool track but too many people.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Rachel Denham

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk! Loved every minute, very well sign posted, 100s of people along the way, not too strenuous but a good length walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Julien Sene

France

Ranking: 9/10

Most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. Very hard track for beginners but the lookout is worth it! Three wonderful geothermal lakes in the middle of no mans land. Amazing colours, impressive volcano - just crazy!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lengxi

China

Ranking: 10/10

Hard hike but dramatic views, good signs and information boards.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Anders Hauke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Unguided tour. Very nice scenery and hiking.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Irene Marvelli

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible view, shuttle bus too expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Maxima Buisan

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

A wonderful walk with amazing views. The trail was very well preserved.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mikkel Palleson

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

The great walk is so beautiful and a must see in New Zealand. The walk is free and the tracks very well kept.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mikael Persson

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

The hike was really good! Many good views of high mountains, the only thing that was bad was the shuttle bus, it was really expensive at $35 per person.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Melissa Fuster

France

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful walk over volcanoes and blue lakes, we have never seen such an amazing landscape like that. Just......no words. Absolutely 'fantastique'.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lea and Emmanuel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, well maintained paths, easy to walk, discovered the changing landscape on the way. The colour of the lakes is incredibly blue!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Philipp Schwanbeck

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Go there if you want to lose yourself spending the whole day walking in a surreal surrounding formed by lava. The red crater was my persona highlight, it's colours impressed me much.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Susi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice walk for a day! Incredible countryside - never seen such colours in lakes or volcanoes, really great and it is free!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Levi

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Sights were amazing, however, the weather was very dangerous. People made out like 60kph winds were nothing - they weren't.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Tilman

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was very exhausting but the view was priceless, very recommendable, do not forget gloves.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anna-Lisa Funk

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent hike, not that strenuous as expected, nice view of the Crater and Emerald Lakes. However, do not do it during bad weather.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Robin Lakner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice hike with some excellent views and a kind of 'unreal' landscape. The weather up there could be very tough so be well prepared.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jonas

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Hard to get up the mountains but great 360 degree view from the top.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Chiara

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great one day trip - a must do for all backpackers. Awesome view from Mt Doom, but extremely exhausting.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Matte Stemkowitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Worth it. Amazing nature and stunning views.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kilian Obst

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Simply stunning.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Miro

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Exhausting but worth it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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David

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Paul

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is a duty to do Mt Doom!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Geraldine Sharrock

England

Ranking: 10/10

We parked up our camper at the end of the trail and caught a shuttle bus with Tongariro Expeditions to the start at 6:30am. Cheaper than shuttling both ways and nice to have your van at the end. The landscape on this walk is breathtaking, from steaming mountains, to vivid blue lakes, it is just beautiful. We managed it in 6 hours and enjoyed a well deserved beer afterwards.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lisa Kalkert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great views, it is nice to be on the tracks of 'Lord of the Rings'.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lucile Souday

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, not so hard and really beautiful things to see! Tongariro Summit and Emerald Lake = beautiful! Except the smells.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ricardo Kalbhen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

I did the Mt Doom as well and it was awesome. The Crossing is not too hard, loved the National Park.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lisa Calitri

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Quite dangerous but a good day walk, enjoyed the views, really a nice view and you feel like you are in Lord of the Rings.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nora Hoethoefer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning surroundings, bit dangerous but totally worth the exhaustion.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ross Holmes

England

Ranking: 7/10

Great scenery and very well set out by the Department of Conservation.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isabelle

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great mix of scenery, rainforest, rocks and mountains.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Daniel Roedel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I love hiking and wandering........ so I have already seen a lot of beautiful locations. But this daytrip was better than everything I have ever done before. Especially climbing Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom) was the hardest but one of the best experiences so far.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Roland Fischer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very scenic track, must see for Lord of the Rings fans.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Cosmo Hartuna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect if you do it with the full moon at nighttime.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alyssa Wyer

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Really great day, our guide was very fun and enthusiastic. Long hike but a good mix of hard and easy sections, really awesome views and pictures.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Leanna Wyer

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk but quite difficult to climb at points. Be prepared for some very sore legs. Definitely worth the effort! Awesome shuttle service as well.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Eric Hertort

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a nice track over 7-9 hours, with a nice view over the National Park.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Michele Winzig

Ranking: 10/10

It has been a tough walk, but it is definitely worth it! It took us at least two hours to take photos as the landscape has been impressive!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Pierre Mattes

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hiking in a volcano area.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Olivia Aliprandi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Such a nice walk even when the weather was not the best.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stella and Merle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing! But unfortunately, the shuttle is very expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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David Soukal

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The best track in New Zealand (for me) so far. This is the land of the Lord of the Rings! Beautiful emerald lakes, nice bush walk and stunning views. I saw the Mount Doom!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stula Vladimir

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Different - 1 to 4 hour treks from Whakapapa Visitor Centre.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Michelle Hoffman

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really beautiful hiking track, but also really exhausting.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Arne Müller

Ranking: 10/10

A spectacular trek through a variety of landscapes, not only for Lord of the Rings fans. In good weather you have an amazing view over Lake Taupo and sometimes right down to the West Coast. Toilets are not very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Anna Doßler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk through different scenery, one of my favourites in New Zealand so far. But I think you need good weather for the right feeling. If you have that, it is perfect. I can recommend it to everybody, takes about 6 hours.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Leonie Metzger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

You start in Whakapapa Village and walk around a volcano - stunning views - and arrive in Whakapapa Village again after three days, so you do not have to pay for any shuttle busses! One part of it joins the Alpine Crossing, Blue Crater Lakes, best views..... this is the best part, absolutely amazing! The hut wardens are very friendly.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Pierre and Alexandra

France

Ranking: 6/10

We put 6 because we did not see the lakes because there was still snow in October but the walk is nice.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Malin Meier

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was a very beautiful day and it is wonderful walk, although it was exhausting. Also it was a good experience.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Gracen Verheryden

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Takes around 6-8 hours but the views are breathtaking. Devils staircase is just as it sounds but that is the hardest part. A New Zealand must do!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Kev Zarka

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk. Nice facilities and accommodation.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Aline Jimenez

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good track and nice lakes. Very cool but not easy for a novice!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Alex Reeve

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Whatever the weather, this is a must do! We had cloud and 60kph wind with very low temperatures but absolutely loved it! The clouds parted for exactly the right moment to see the craters and lakes. Bring warm clothes and definitely a hat and gloves.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isabella

France

Ranking: 9/10

Crossing walk for seven hours, it was a really beautiful spot with the crater, the different colourful lakes. The atmosphere there is like the creation of the world, nothing except rocks at some points - the only problem is there is too many people visiting on sunny days - it is a highway.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Marianne Leclerco

France

Ranking: 9/10

One of the most beautiful walkways we have done in the North Island. Really worthy. And if you climb Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe) you can see Lake Taupo and if the weather really clear, cost to coast.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Philipp Schauerbeck

Ranking: 10/10

Very impressive hike through volcanic surroundings. Be aware of the fast changing weather conditions and make sure, you are equipped with appropriate gear!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Mijke Boesten

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great track! I can recommend it to everybody! Make sure you bring enough water if you also do an extra mountain, advise to take the shuttle!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Yoomm

France

Ranking: 10/10

How to be disappointed...... a wonderful walk! I advise to do the Ngauruhoe Summit. A little hard (50 minutes of steep and hard walk), just amazing. Just wahooo!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Julie Duvert

France

Ranking: 9/10

Tongariro Alpine Crossing was a great experience! I definitely recommend it no matter how long you are in New Zealand for. Most buses drop you off at Mangateppo Road but if you can, start it from the other end (Lake Rotorua Road), it will be way less busy.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jennifer Nguyen

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Being from the Pacific North West in the US, I have been fortunate to be near mountains and incredible hikes in the area. I love hiking and I have to say that the Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been the best hike I have done so far in my life. Sure, it is crowded but for good reason. Stunning views and I love that people of all ages do the hike. It is a great place to meet other travellers as you hike through the scenic beauty of Mt Tongariro.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Doms Wahlelr

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Great trek - especially that it was only half a day.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Max Mustermann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive landscape with Mt Doom and the Tongariro Summit - do not miss them. On a clear day, it is best to look to Lake Taupo from Mt Doom. Way too many tourists on the track.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Juro

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

An amazing track, with the beautiful trees and great views, especially from the mountain of the Lord of the Rings.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Cool landscape, but plan on going on a cloudy day. Otherwise it is just too exhausting.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Fabian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful landscape and a good day walk.But I would recommend to go early if you also want to do Mt Doom.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track about seven hours and if you like you can climb up the mountain for another three hours. Do it when you have good weather and the view will be unbelievable.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Felix

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The volcanic landscape is absolutely stunning! In addition if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings then the Mt Doom is a must do!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Levin Stuers

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful scenery and stunning views. Quite exhausting but more than worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jesper

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Did the hike up to Red Crater and back again in roughly six hours. Tough climbing in places, requires proper gear (good shoes, raincoat, warm clothing, cool clothing). Exhausting, yet awesome!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Marcus

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Did the hike to Mt Doom. Climbed it as well. Easier said than done. Bring good gear, lots of water and something to eat. It is going to take you a while, but it is all worth it in the end.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Megan Lenox

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely stunning and worth the time and effort. See incredible mountains, sulphur lakes, volcanic activity and a quick changing landscape.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cariotta Kemper

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A memorable walk about 8 hours with a diversity of different landscapes. Not too hard because there were also many flat parts. A must to do it while you are in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Yannick Schroeder

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We have done the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and it was awesome. If you want you can also climb Mt Doom, which is like a 'second part' of the track.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Antoine Boudin

France

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best hikes you can do in New Zealand. If you are wondering about climbing up the Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe) you have to know that it is tough but the view from the top is amazing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Annika Weber

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

I really liked the volcano, which was used for Lord of the Rings films.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Chiara

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice views, not too difficult, good day trip, possible for everybody.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Marlene Goecke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We started very early in the morning (7am) and it took around 8 hours. it was even manageable for beginners, the view was great, just the end was a bit boring, because we just walked through a forest for 30-40 minutes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ben Schieber

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A day long hike with many great views and volcanic lakes on top of the mountain. Must do in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Marie

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It was quite good and you do not have to be that fit to do it. On the way through the mountains you can see some beautiful spots, also some good places to stop for lunch.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jaquein Bucholz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was so beautiful because the view was amazing. It was a very long walk but when you are in New Zealand you should do it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Aneta Hambergeroua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view from the Summit. When you go down, you can run in the sand! So, you go to the Summit (about two hours) and go down in about 20 minutes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ales Bronec

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

There is beautiful scenery from the movie Lord of the Rings, Mt Ngauruhoe is good for stone skiing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michal Putnar

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Is the best downhill slide in the North Island

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jakub Ira

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Funny volcano climb, nice scenery and views and best volcano downhill! Track is long, but very funny.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome views and a great exercise make this hike awesome.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Natasha Harbinson

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Took us 5.5 hours. Some very rewarding views such as the Emerald Lakes. It is tough going down on the knees. I found going down harder than going up. Weather is also key as a cloudy day means you won't see any of the views.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Katharina Balzer

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

We walked 8 hours and it was very hard and there were so many people.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jonas Weidner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is a really nice track. If you are fit, I would recommend to make the Summit as well. You have a great view from up there. Just a little bit boring on the last 5km.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ann-Kathrin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome walk through a stunning landscape. And it is really worth it to climb on top of Mt Nguruahoe.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Gerardo Furtado

Brazil

Ranking: 10/10

In an alpine environment, this 19km walk is a must do in the North Island. It can be challenging, especially in the cold weather and with strong winds.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Luisa Mathes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was wonderful and nice! Hard to walk, but worth it! Beautiful views and landscapes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lea Behnem

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is one of the best experiences in my life! It was so beautiful to walk through this magnificent landscape and to experience such amazing ways to go. Sometimes they were quite difficult but interesting at the same time.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lennox

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Probably the best thing I have done in New Zealand so far. I was overwhelmed by the landscapes and enjoyed tramping.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Rebecca Roab

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Alpine Crossing was so far my best day in New Zealand. Seeing Mt Doom and this fascinating nature is worth every step.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Kirsten Gehrenbeck

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very impressive and beautiful. Although it is very exhausting, it is definitely worth it. Only problem can be the weather.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Steph

England

Ranking: 10/10

Took about 7 hours - challenging but so rewarding. It is definitely worth walking to the lakes then past and up as the view of the red crater is amazing. Be prepared and seek advice on weather conditions before you go - mother nature throws it all at you up there!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Bernhard Fichtl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The Tongariro track was one of the best tracks I have ever made. The surroundings are absolutely stunning! Unfortunately, hundreds of people had the same idea. That is why I didn't rank it 10 out of 10.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Charlie Noon

England

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best things I have done since in New Zealand. 100% recommend and would do it again. You have to do it to believe it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Richard Starkeq

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just awesome.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Johanna Kuch

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walk very good but shuttle service from/to Taupo okay (first departure only at 3pm). If you are used to the Alps - volcanic scenery has difficulties to compare. Although the track was great.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sari Aroalho

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

Definitely one of the hardest exercise ever but totally worth it. Mt Doom was a highlight on this crossing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Cindy Rizzo

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful day walk, not that hard or long as was estimated by the i-Site.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sascha Daub

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Not too difficult, but we had foggy weather.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Gerrit

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best thing I have done yet in New Zealand. Wait for nice weather so you can climb on Mt Doom.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Felix Sternke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best walk in my life. We had beautiful weather, I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Katlin Pollinger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, location of Lord of the Rings, first part is very challenging but totally worth it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Niclas Ullno

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If the weather is fine, it is just stunning.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Maria Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We started early in the morning and had enough time to climb up Mt Doom (it is quite hard....) the view was amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Max Seikowsky

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views and different landscapes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Florent Callet

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We did it on a clear day with awesome views from Mt Ngaurahoe (you have to do the side track to the Summit if possible).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Pauline Chailand

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk. Did it twice. Better to return to the departure point. So many tourists, too many crowds for me.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anna Bouteloup

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really fun Great Walk. We did it totally. Not too crowded because it was not the summer.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome 6 hour walk where you can see craters, crater lakes and beautiful nature. The best thing I have ever done!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tobias

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk, beautiful landscape, but I would prefer a water station at the top, more than the toilets.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sandra

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Took the bus to the start of the walk - strenuous climb up slopes and steps, fascinating scenery, very steep descent, straight down an ash slop! Excellent day walk, should be done. Very busy. Timings between places are not too accurate!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ulli

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive landscape, exhausting walk, expensive shuttle service ($30 per person), too many people.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michaela Bartotini

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing day hike with amazing views. Take lots of water and snacks! Start early to arrive before the crowds and book a shuttle back to your van in advance.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Elizabeth Nash

England

Ranking: 10/10

Best experience on our trip so far. A magical but challenging walk! Also climbed Mount Ngaurohoe (Mount Doom). Very difficult but great feeling when you get to the top (very dangerous though!).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Sophie Jenkins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The Alpine Crossing including climbing Mt Ngauruhoe, is one of the most adrenaline filled walks I have ever experienced. 11 hours of sheet beauty. The whole day overshadowed my skydive from the day before!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Julia Huesam

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and pretty nice adventure. Must do if you are a Lord of the Rings fan.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Jakob Gerber

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice but crowded. Lord of the Rings was one of the reasons that brought me here.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Michael and Anna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great landscape, very unique.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Corrie Medinea

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the effort - bizarre and other worldly landscape. Not to be missed!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Elsa Caniato

France

Ranking: 9/10

An amazing day doing the Tongariro Crossing! Views of Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe are crazy (it was worth it to take one hour 30 minutes to the top of Tongariro). The official shuttle is a bit expensive ($30).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Hannah Fidora

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did the Crossing in one day. Sadly we had really bad weather and could not see anything. It was too foggy but with sun this is a great one day walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Jessica and Leonie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We loved the Tongariro Alpine Crossing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Anika and Mike

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Best (or one of our best) one day hikes. Amazing views that make the walk worthwhile. Check the weather forecast as a clear day is probably worth a lot.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian and Susanna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Had to pay for transport, but the walk itself is free. Really awesome, especially the extra part in the middle when we climbed up the volcano.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Fabienne Strobel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Lotta Mitze

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Fabian Dilly

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If you are in New Zealand it is a must do! You have the possibility to see the Mordor film setting - a must do for Lord of the Rings fans!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Maria Schaer

Ranking: 8/10

Although it was a long walk, it was really worth it. It is a scenic landscape with stunning views over the Emerald Lakes and Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Rafaella

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view and lots of fun!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mette and Jesper

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

If you don't have 3-4 days and want to do one Great Walk, this is the one to do! Plus you do not have to book it, only the bus.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Nico Eim

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk for five hours with great views of Lake Taupo and the National Park. Very crowded in summer. Shuttle to the start is necessary if you only have one car.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sammy Cronin

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Very touristy, but it is a unique hike. Definitely worth doing! We did not want to bother with a shuttle so my boyfriend went from start to finish, adding a run up Mt Doom. While I dropped him off and went finish to start. Worked perfectly! I did not see anyone for hours - very cool! There are parts where the ground continues to smoke, a little eerie!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Julia Martin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just perfect! The weather, the views, the track..... everything perfect!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Justin Kechanski

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Unreal scenery, well maintained, paths, great facilities and awesome rangers.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sebastian Schurchardt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very challenging track, especially if you start too late in the day as we did. But the view was definitely worth it, you even see snow up there!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Thomas and Katia

France

Ranking: 5/10

Despite the very beautiful landscape, we were very disappointed by two things: too many people, there was a traffic jam on the walk...... You cannot appreciate and be connected with the nature.... With just private operators it makes expensive shuttles ($30 per person).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Julie

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful. It was like we were in another world.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Raviv Regev

Ranking: 8/10

Shuttle is very good! Trek was beautiful but not as easy as we thought. ETA was not realistic at all - 19.4km in 6 hours is too fast when half the time is climbing.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jonathan Brunetti

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! The most beautiful place in the North Island - definitely recommend.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Henri

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Crowded walk, but a have to if you can and are a Lord of the Rings fan. Mind the weather forecast!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Joshua Hortkorn

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning view, hard walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Amadeus van Schie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful walk around the volcano. The track is well maintained. Stunning views from the Summit!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Iwona

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hike, however, you have to wait for good weather. Only bad thing are the crowds of people you will meet.....

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anais Boileau

France

Ranking: 10/10

Great outdoors, fun to do in winter with crampons.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Nicol

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, the views were just awesome. Felt like we were on another planet. So rewarding to complete and we will never forget it.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Marie Weber

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Jade Cownley

England

Ranking: 10/10

This track is quite difficult in parts, but well worth it. Feels like you are on another planet! Start off early to avoid the crowds.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Pauline Gaillard

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, wicked!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Petra Albrchtoval

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Best track in New Zealand. Full of interesting things. It was a hard track but it was very good.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Adam

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Best tracks in New Zealand for me. Huge mountains, volcanoes and beautiful pools.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marion and Ralf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good level of fitness required, fantastic day, great views.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Bram and Laura

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Wow, this was a fantastic walk! Especially in good weather, but not too hot. Great views, a bit of adventure! Only the last kilometres were very long and a bit boring.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Sophie Huybrechts

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Very beautiful track but also very crowded!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Sibylle and Nadine

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful, scenic walk through amazing landscape! You do need to organise transportation from one end to the other, if you use an official company for that it is about $35. Do not do it in bad weather!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Anne Hempelt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

High efforts and amazing views, but the path on the top of the Mt Doom was sometimes not signed.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Sophie James

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic scenery - you need good weather for this.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Antoine Lerin

France

Ranking: 6/10

Awful weather but very well maintained track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Hubert

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view - not too difficult. Very well maintained track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Bart Hanssen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice track, especially Mt Ngaruhoe. Track was very busy.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Erik Hafuer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Bad weather but still a great experience.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Nils Demattio

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Exhausting but worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Daniel Kueuzberger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful Crossing, but at all times very busy.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Lukas Dost

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A volcano that is still active and a great lookout and really strange but nice nature.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Greg Little

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best walks in the North Island - scenery rugged, volcanic and steep in places!! Only downside is that it can be very busy.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Ives van der Sluijs

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing! Pure nature.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Blandine Giusti

France

Ranking: 10/10

1 day walk (19km), amazing landscape, first part really steep but worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Camille Guevel

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing - the best one.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Emma Ben Amara

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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David Relvas

France

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic track, well indicated.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Michael Stibor

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Tough walk for the first 2 hours, great views and exotic crater on the top!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Carmen

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Definitely go when it is good weather, it would be a lot easier and more things to see! If you are up for a challenge, go like we did when it was raining sideways and super windy that most of the time we felt like we would get blown away! Still an awesome experience!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ken

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Would recommend waiting for perfect weather so that you can admire the views.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Fides

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Exhausting but worth it. So close to native vegetation zones, thermal streams, vents, snow (if it is bad weather), nice coloured lakes, Lord of the Rings spots..... wow, all in one day!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Amelie Eschenbach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Pierre Planchez

France

Ranking: 8/10

Do not go there in summer! Hundreds and hundreds of walkers, looks like waiting in a Disneyland theme park. Except that the three lakes look so beautiful.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bes

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Celia Nowak

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful landscape! Check the weather first!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Thomas Haslbeck

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view and the walk was not so exhausting only the climb to the Mt Ngauruhoe and it was also a little bit dangerous.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Elisabeth Ringswandl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome view, not too exhausting. We also went to the Mt Ngauruhoe - it was amazing. But just on this day there was a lot of people.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Wolfgang and Christine

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, but a little bit crowded at the part where it meets the Tongariro Crossing. Would recommend to walk it with 2 overnight stages.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andreas Schindler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic walk, stunning scenery.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great volcanoes, beautiful scenery, good paths, estimated time on the signs are inaccurate.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Julia Moellers

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful and exciting walking track - must do!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christopher Berkhahn

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Pretty awesome scenery and a nice day tour. Just had to buy a bus ticket or hike because it is a one way track with 19.4km.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bea Westkam

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, 20km, steep stairs, approx 6 hours to walk.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Doreen Gendel

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Track is interesting, but toilets are not so nice, car should be empty because of theft.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sam Bruylant

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Rewarding track all the way to the top although not for beginners. You will see some amazing views which makes it worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ines Bruylant

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Heavy, but there were a lot of fantastic views! It was worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice views and an easy 4.5h walk for the crossing. The summit is also very nice! A short part gravel road the rest is a very easy, well maintained walking trek.
In the end is the only part with shadow, so start early in the morning and bring a lot of water.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bet

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

Emerald Lakes - magic! But there is a lot of people!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Vincent Schaeflier

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very good track and nice views from up there.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

This walk is awesome especially with good weather and views! You see the beautiful and different landscapes of volcanoes. It is exhausting at some points but quite easy to do (if not windy).

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Felicitas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very awesome but strenuous track if you also climb Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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thibaut vernelle

France

Ranking: 9/10

No crossing, but walk up to the volcano crater, emerald and blue lakes and same the way back. Good weather, best day walk.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing!! Only the last two hours of walking downhill was a bit annoying.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Alisa

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing walk if the weather is good.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Lola

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing track. The views are breathtaking. Something you have to do.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Jakub Stastny

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Best track in the North Island.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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isabel Zander

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views over the blue lakes on top of the mountain! Absolutely worth the climbing and not so exhausting (just 6 hours without Mt Doom).

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Jonny Ronnblom

Sweden

Ranking: 6/10

Different scenery with volcanic rocks.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Caroline Jonsson

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Different scenery with volcanic rocks. Beware it is windy!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Julia Schabenberger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nothing to say, it was great!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Laura

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views of the Emerald Lakes and volcanoes! Hike is 19.4km long and you can also climb up to Mt Ngauruhoe. It took us about 2.5 hours to climb and 1/2 an hour to get down. It is worth climbing up if you are fit, just be careful that you do not miss the bus!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Charlotte Casey

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Very enjoyable, rewarding day. Difficult gravel descent, bit dangerous.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christopher Buch Madsen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing scenery, a must do for all especially Lord of the Rings fans. We got very bad weather but still completed the track easily.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Herman Holmgist

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

If you love the Lord of the Rings and love beautiful lookout views then you will love this.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jan Legein

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

We did a little piece (7km) to the first hut and then back! Fantastic!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Carolin Siegert

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Too crowded, but it was a nice hike and exhausting, awesome view, hiking shoes important.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Simon Mehlmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing craters and volcanic landscape. Options to increase the skill level on side tracks. Only the last two hours of the descent suck badly.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Leonie Moeller

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice experience, bad weather, nice bus driver.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christoph Betten

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The weather was not good, so the scenery too. We walked all the way in 5 hours 45 minutes and saw a lot of older people. Do not be scared, do it! A third stop with toilets would have been nice.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Janek Belcher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome walk, after you climb up you get rewarded with a new which takes your breath away.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Josefin Lind

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Long, but crazy beautiful walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Joanna Mulcahy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is in the top 10 day walks in the world and you can understand why when you do it. Really enjoyable. If you are in the area this is a must.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Stephen Revah

France

Ranking: 10/10

WONDERFUL!!!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Tomas Shairi

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent trek but more care needed for a downhill slope near blue lakes - very dangerous!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sarah Jane O'Reilly

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant - well laid out.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Adele Grandguillot

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view, but two hills were a bit difficult.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Drame Mahmadou

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice, good view, good walking.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Matthew Rowles

England

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk - views were amazing, guided walkways that took you on the best routes.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Rachael Venour

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views, steep in places but so worth the walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christine Helleiner

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great track, amazing views, pretty adventures, sporty challenge if wanted.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hadler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really impressive track which I enjoyed very much due to the scenery and great views. Moreover it was a good length for a day trip.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Kim Lavener

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

My greatest track ever.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sarah Beyeler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Philippe Chiasson

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Probably the walking track not to muss if you like one day hiking trip (7-8hrs). Be there earlier so you can take the time to enjoy the surroundings. Best to reserve a transfer by bus from the end of the trail to the start so you can take the time you need to hike. Do not forget water, food, sunscreen, light clothing and good hiking shoes,

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jesseca Klausch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, great experience, made me to experience my physical limit, great views, especially the emerald lakes with their really, really great colour (not 10 because of wrong time information - we took 10 hours!).

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Philipp Kluseuer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The great walk is home of the Lord of the Rings location Mordor - you have to do this!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lukas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect crossing and a must do if you feel fit enough you should definitely climb the volcano - it is worth it!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Immo Kern

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk, not too exhausting, but too crowded.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Thomas Dequidt

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very famous tramp in the North Island. The landscape is out of this world. We did the walk from Ketetahi carpark and walked to the Red Crater and then went back to the carpark. Thus we avoided the $30 shuttle bus, we did the walk in 8 hours.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Elise Boinnot

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent tramp with beautiful landscapes. We started for 'the end' and walked up to the Red Crater and came back to avoid $30 per person for the shuttle bus. We started at 7am it was perfect (no one) but way more crowded on the way back!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jared Hermansson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely breathtaking, out of this world experience. Four seasons in one day, pack accordingly. World class experience.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Max Meternich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, Mt Doom is quite dangerous, but it is awesome to reach the summit.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marvin Koever

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just one word: AWESOME! But a bit overcrowded with people.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Bernhard Fulterer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very interesting trip in another world, very, very awesome.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ann Winter

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice views if the weather is great, but many tourists - too many and a long, boring walk through the forest just before the end.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Manuel Bach

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice day walk with excellent views.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Anouck Roudet

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk with impressive landscapes. The track is well maintained and accessible by mostly everyone. Good logistics with the buses.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Xavier

France

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning views, magical blue lakes, fairly easy walk though a bit shocking at the end because of the numerous steps.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Laurene

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very good track. Location is very fabulous.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Gassat

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful day!! No cloud, just sun. Blue Lakes are AWESOME.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Junior Pugieux

France

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Elena Goschia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

If you like Lord of the Rings, you have to do this walk, where you can see the film location of Mordor.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Frederic Gazzarin

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, beautiful landscape.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Serena Poggioli

France

Ranking: 9/10

Hard but beautiful.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jolan Ancey

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful tracks.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Boneschova Jarka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome, pure nature, perfect weather, good markings but too many people.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Guillaume Yedoux

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing stuff to do in 7 hours.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Camille Bellay

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing track, landscape, acid lake, bush mountains, beautiful!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Corinne

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk, but expensive bus to go!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Brian Lexmond

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

A little too long.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Fiona Hawkins

England

Ranking: 8/10

Challenging hike, however amazing views from the top, well worth the climb - Mother Nature at its best.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Greg Gilmore

England

Ranking: 7/10

A gradual climb increasing to a fairly steep incline. Make sure the weather is okay as it got very windy. Beautiful views from the top. Did not know about the bus back to the other car park which would have been nice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Clarissa Krote

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of wonderful and lovely views!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Emeline Brocard

France

Ranking: 10/10

Hard but such a beautiful place!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ian Garner

England

Ranking: 7/10

Strenuous, many steps in second hour. Good views on ascent and descent but low cloud and rain obliterated views near the summit.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jennifer Garner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Challenging walk but good to do. Weather started off good then poor conditions at the summit - nature is beyond our control!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Andrea Morello

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

One of the several must to do! It is a challenge that the prize is a unique view, just be ready to face cold, strong wind, and really hot sun.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mara

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

It is not exactly a walking track but I think everyone should do it once in their life. Challenging but amazing!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect day, nice weather, awesome views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Nina Helmling

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

As easy as you can possibly make an alpine crossing - still some steep bits, awesome views and a never ending end. Annoying transport.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sergey Pronkin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, diverse scenery, volcano, over mountain lakes, to the jungle forest.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing landscape, can be walked in one day; is free, but very crowded.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mahr Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The best walk I have ever done so far and well worth the excercise and steep track. Totally recommend.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hirsch Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great! We just walked half of the walk and returned then to save money for the shuttle bus.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Vera Kreipe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A little bit crowded but so many different interesting things to see. Beautiful views, Mordor feeling, you are waiting for Frodo and Sam to come around!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sagi

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

The best walking track I have done here! Amazing views and not so hard.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Luca Scheuemeier

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing mountains.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marine

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really good track.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Lea Darotchetche

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful walk with amazing landscapes. The track is well signposted and it is not that hard. The end in the forest was a bit long, but it is worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Arnaud Memay

France

Ranking: 9/10

If there is clean weather and not a lot of people then it is awesome.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Anne Collet

France

Ranking: 10/10

So great! So beautiful! You have to do it!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Camille Gagnant

France

Ranking: 9/10

So beautiful! But bad system of shuttle and very expensive!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Josefina Tassone

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! If you have only one day in New Zealand and you want to see it all, you can just do this walk and see deserts, volcanoes, huge volcanic rocks, NZ forest and everything!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ennico

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

So many different landscapes, beautiful views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Steven Lotrian

France

Ranking: 10/10

We go to the top of 'Mordor'. I hope to remember the lookout all of my life.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mara K

Latvia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful.
In my opinion - a must-do.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Radana Dlouha

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful nature, amazing views.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Greg Fischer

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained, accurate description of walk-well marked.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Stina Hultberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!! Don't miss! Quite steep and windy at top but so, so worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Alexia Greasbaum

Ranking: 10/10

WOW !!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Valerio Penita

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Special landscape. It is a must see in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Benedict Seite

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful track also for amateurs.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Andreas Brodhaeker

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place, awesome weather.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Martha Horst

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning,wonderful full day trek.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Renee van der Syde

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful sights ! Loved it. Not too hard to hike.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Christopher Saunders

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views recommend climbing Tongariro, and Ngauruhoe summits for full experience.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Marco Newald

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A long day with some amazing views. Absolutely great.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Adam Balcar

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Great views. Going the other way around we were almost alone.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Magdalene Zech

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Best view I ever saw, but I didn't like all the steps.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Petra Kurcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Great views-went the other way round, almost alone.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Felix

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful track, really easy and you have a long time enjoying the view on the mountain ridge.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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David Esner

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The best track I've ever done. Way too many people if you start late. Ridiculously expensive shuttle.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Mathias Butterlin

France

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best walks I have been on!! I really enjoyed climbing to the Ngaurahoe summit!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Nelle Dutilleur

France

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful! I very much enjoyed this track.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Pioter Jurkowski

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Absolute highlight of our roadshow. My personal no 1 in NZ. We met some people turning halfway to come back to Mangatepopo. Don't do it! It gets even more spectacular once you get to the Red Crater. Crossing took us 6h40 min. There's a bus transfer available. 100/100

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Bert Pubeg

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

as we didn`t want to be dependent on the (expensive) bus service, we started our tour at the end of the "normal" crossing. we departed at 7:30am from the carpark up to the ketetahi hut (about 2hrs.) completly alone and further on to the blue lake, emerald lake and red crater. finally went up to mt.tongariro, also alone. returned from the top back to the car. overall about 9hrs of easy walking with very, very impressing views and nature arround!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2013

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Jonas Herrmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We did it twice - both times very beautiful.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Fabian

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The one day walk is definitely one of the best one day walks in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Valentina Fuchs

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We had bad luck with the weather, but it was worth the experience.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Constanze

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The weather was awesome and the walk was really great but the bus was too expensive.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Annika

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A must do in NZ! It is a good workout and some parts are hard to climb but it is doable for beginners and you can see amazing lakes and volcanic craters.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive bus!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Selina Lott

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Bus to the start of the track was too expensive, but the walk itself was lots of fun.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Volcano - beautiful.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Brendon Furney

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk, but can be expensive with the shuttle system.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Bertrand Gilles

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing landscape and good track.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Michal

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Unfortunately only the half of the track has opened due to volcanic activity. The weather was bad and track was very challenging. Fantastic anyway.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Erik Muchembled

France

Ranking: 9/10

A wonderful track but it is quite expensive! $35 for the shuttle per person.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Menu

France

Ranking: 9/10

Hard but very nice.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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LiseMarie Leger

France

Ranking: 9/10

Was excellent, only the price of the shuttle. $35 for 20 minutes.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Debiesse

France

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Rampon

France

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Frederic Birke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The reputation as one of New Zealand's most beautiful one day walk is well earned. We did it in mid October and it was quite dangerous, but also one of the most astonishing experiences of our lives.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Melanie Pretzel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We have done it in the winter time (October) and had show at the top. It was exhausting but the best track I have done in my life. Excellent views!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Ian McAlpine

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

TheTongariro Alpine Crossing has awesome scenery. Do it when visit the Egmont National Park and trek the Mt Taranaki-Pouakai Crossing Trek, awesome with a big tick

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Patrick Stoeit

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful and nice track. Well signed and prepared for walking. Even if parts are closed it was a nice track.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Annika Schmidt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome day walk. Takes a long time up the hill but it is worth it. Around 7-8 hours, unfortunately you have to go a return track because of an erruption.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Nina Coopmans

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very busy track, if you are early you can park your car at the carpark (60 spots), and you do not need to arrange transport. Beautiful track over exceptional volcanic terrain. Impressive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Petr Dvorak

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

More people.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Clodec

France

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best places in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Hendrik Rother

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome volcanic walking track, good signs.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Nora

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Real nice but exhausting walk if you do it from North to South.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Christian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Half way was closed (volcanic activity), but we started at the other side and did not know it before. So we saw only two people.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Douglas Walker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Bizarre and wonderful area. Amazing and exciting geologically. Culturally interesting. Well maintained tracks for high volume traffic.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Cloarec Guillaume

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing landscapes.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Jan & Jile

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Anna Niesl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Lea Roser

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Exhausting, but something no one should miss.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, would love to do it again! Must-see. :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

I usually don't really enjoy tracks where I'm walking in a crowd. And this is certainly like that with this crossing, as everybody gets there by bus, around the same time. But man... This is SUCH an amazing track, with such amazing views! It's... UNREAL! really! :)
100% Pure New Zealand :) Enjoy!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Katya Verikaitis

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, amazing and rewarding, challenging, scary and fascinating.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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TJ and Julie Edwards

United States

Ranking: 2/10

Too many people and we felt that the $25PP charge for a 6km ride to the trail head was ridiculous. Felt a little scammed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Fabian Brand

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great views but you should hope for good weather to enjoy the prettiness of the National Park.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Schuster

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful landscapes but unfortunately the last part of the walk was closed because of volcanic activity,

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Peter Moederer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome place, but shuttles too expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kyle Guffei

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of people but still amazing. Go prepared. No jandals and bring a good wind/rain jacket. Start early to avoid the bigger crowds.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dani Wallinger

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Best walk in NZ till now! Amazing view and great location. Unfortunately we could just walk the halfway (active volcano).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Christina Rodewald

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

See the Emerald Lakes and Mordor from Lord of the Rings!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Collacott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We could not do the full crossing but it is still a superb walk. Steaming vents and emerald lakes.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

beautiful!!!!!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Henrik Steinruecken

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The weather was not perfect (cloudy and windy), but a very interesting walk on good trails and a beautiful view over the emerald lakes.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Wouter Trumpie

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Breathtaking! Even though we could not make it all the way due to an eruption. Stunning views. Track is tough at times, but with reasonable fitness it is easy to do.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Harmer de Boer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Used shuttle bus organised via campsite to get there. Is recommended!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tony Hines

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience but unfortunately did all the hard work but the second half currently closed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alastair MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Only half the track was open due to recent volcanic activity but had a great tramp nonetheless. Beautiful terrain and landscape, especially Red Crater, Blue Lake and Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ramon Keller

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Was halfway closed due to the eruption in August 2012. Hiked up to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe - only for experienced and trained trampers!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jan and Pedi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Just the beginning (not a guided tour), great landscape.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Aurelie Morin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic volcanic landscape.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great track! Heavy but awesome! Nice views!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful hikes ever. We had fantastic weather, incredible views, and the scenery is great. We did the hike with our three children, youngest 8 years, and stayed in the hut, which was an amazing experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Fam von Hattem

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience!! Huts are perfect. Drinking water and cooking materials. Staff very friendly. Huts amazing view.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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James Darren Tennant

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Really impressive, a long hard day.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Thys

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Quality walking route which was very good.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Lotte Uneken

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We have had bad weather on top of the mountain. Because of that it was very hard and heavy and cold. However, the Crossing is beautiful and worth it!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Christian

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very steep but nice volcano/lake.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Harald Prinz

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Only great with good weather, too many people, bus shuttle way too expensive.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Camille Gerjat

France

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Thibault Bonenfant

France

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful, amazing and excellent! A bit difficult, but that is what makes it exceptional. We were even on the track when the volcano exploded!!! One of the best walks I have ever done in the world.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing challenging and interesting walk with scenic and geological highlights throughout. One-way crossing means transport needs to be arranged.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Sophie Dorrepaal

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very, very beautiful. But it is a pity that we have paid $35 only to get there and picked up.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Valerie

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Nothing to say except it was awesome with good weather.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Bernard Gastaud

France

Ranking: 8/10

The last shuttle is at 5pm for the return, it is too early when the weather is fine. It is impossible to reach the summit Ngaruhoe and Tongariro. First bus is at 6am.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Peter Hart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great location, walk, experience BUT very overcrowded. Literally hundreds of people walking with you; result is much poorer experience that its hype. It is not in the top ten in the world.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Chris Sylvia

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really one of the best tracks wherever!! Do not miss to walk on the Mt Tongariro! Get the first transport bus in the morning. If the track is closed because of bad weather: wait, wait, wait! It is worth it!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sonia Sennane

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful experience, BE well prepared (gear and clothes for all weather, sleep well, enough food.....)!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jonathan Tuthill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very well signed, maintained except for very peak where path a bit dicey in places!!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Carla Mathieu

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Best visiting experience in the North Island.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mark Westebring

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Do it whenever you get the chance!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Tuedi Muggli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Unique, breathtaking.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Richard Rite

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nothing alpine on this crossing - a long easy walk on a volcano. Did not give us much, South Island walks are way more interesting.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jens Moller

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The best walk which I did in New Zealand. I walked it twice! Really nice, on this track you have mountains and forest. Really good!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Erik

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views, a great day outside.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Darina Kvasnicova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Really great walk!! Amazing one day trip, probably the best of the best from the North Island? It is only one way, no circuit, so must think about transport.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Romla

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Even with rain, this was a great experience. (Although sun would be nicer!)

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Florion Scheffel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good fitness level required, good walking shoes, breath-taking views of active volcanoes and craters.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Daniel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk. Expensive shuttle service, but you can walk up, see the top and walk the same way back. There is nothing specially to see on the other side and you save the shuttle.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Vitek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Frank Band

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Best one day walk in New Zealand?? Possibly on a good day. Enjoyed it definitely. But was blessed with sunshine at the crucial descent from Red Crater so the Emerald Lakes looked brilliant. And views of Ngaruhoe too. But on a grey, cloudy day?? Would not be that special. And it is a procession - hundreds of people.....

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Guillaume Milcent

France

Ranking: 6/10

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Danielle

Austria

Ranking: 5/10

Very many people but perfect view.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Denise & Maciej Holzer

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Just great!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ute Rogawski

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, perfect views, very special nature, just a little crowded (only have to pay shuttle bus - the rest is for free).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Martin Beuker

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

A 10 on a good sunny day!! We did it twice in one week, first time completely in clouds - don't bother doing that. There is no fun in that at all. So make sure to check to forecast!! With sun it is excellent!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lucy Wilde

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!!! Try to go when the weather is good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Gloria, Rose & An

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect!! But please show us the FINISH! It can be a challenge to walk 19km or more.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Soren Storeboerg

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

A very good track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Duncan Mallison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is an excellent days walk with truly spectacular scenery. The only downside it it can be very busy, try setting off early. Go prepared for all weather!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sabine

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic day walk (but we had great weather).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Karl Brachtl

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised, staff is competent and friendly.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Choose a day with good weather, 6-8 hours trip, sometimes difficult.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marjolein Hartsuiker

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Ranked too high!!! We did not like it as much as we thought we would. Too popular with not much to see on the way except for the top part. With all the stairs up and down it wasn't much of a track, more an easy walk, although you still have to climb 800m.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rene

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Dramatic scenery, steep climbs and a long downhill. Worst part is scree and loose ash at Red Crater. But great hike if you are in shape! Should have more bathrooms and BIG sign telling everyone to pack out their trash..... of all kinds!! People throw out food waste, toilet paper etc.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Yves & Sylvia

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Different kinds of amazing countryside in one day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mickey

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Matai Shuttle..... on time and they waited for us to finish the hike.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Merlyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice paths, clear way, too busy.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Barry Baily

England

Ranking: 10/10

A superb walk, very busy at times. Stunning scenery and geology, information available is accurate but seems many people just don't understand 'Alpine Mountain Conditions', casualty rate??

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Johann Maier

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic walk over the volcanoes, possible with moderate fitness. Shuttle bus back to the carpark was very expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jeroen Bartos

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Just stunning, get the first bus to avoid the crowd!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Moritz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Long but beautiful track, but a bit crowded.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Pierre Boulanger

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing - breathtaking, don't forget rain jacket to be protected against the wind!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jansen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

The track is a footpath!! What is the challenge? Beautiful scenery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Simon Fry

England

Ranking: 8/10

The track and walk were good, unfortunately bad weather prevented us from experiencing the views, could probably benefit from additional toilet facilities along route.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Challenging track, be prepared for all weather conditions, shuttle must be booked before.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jop Veldhuis

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic walk over 19.8km with beautiful sights sometimes rough terrain.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Christian Apfel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Liz Stokes

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, hard going but worth it, fantastic area.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Paul Weidenfeld

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Well prepared track, very well organised shuttle to the start and the end of the track, too many people!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Diana Allan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

An excellent walk, with good advice. Well signposted and maintained - sometimes distances/times a bit off.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Franziska & Katrin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome and for free!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Elizabeth Gardner

England

Ranking: 10/10

Really good days walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Luis Valenzuela

England

Ranking: 7/10

Great one day although the weather was terrible when we attempted it so we saw hardly anything.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Suzanne van Kol

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great!!! When you are walking don't forget to look behind you - some views are amazing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Magda Savels

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

We did the part from the carpark in the North.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nikita Sue

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Never gets boring!! Can walk it a million times and enjoy it everytime. Many different scenes.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Colin Philpott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is one of the best walks we have done. 12 miles across volcanic scenery with great views. Some steep sections in places but not too tough.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stephanie Wirthlin

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Not so hard, good views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Roger ter Horst

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A nice walking trip between volcanoes. Unfortunately the weather was not good that day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marie Frank

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Transport and the track is free, it is a fantastic but very hard day trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Annie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

OMG! Gorgeous scenery. Tough tramp but worth it. Suggestion: perhaps a few more toilets along the way to eliminate the dropping of toilet paper along the way.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Russell Eames

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views and great walk, but you are there with 1000's.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Susanne MacGyver

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Soda Springs to Red Crater. Well signed and scheduled walk, no guide needed, amazing breathtaking scenery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Stephan Wolter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just amazing views and volcano - met nice people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago