Sunrise Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Walk

With the Milky Way at your fingertips and shooting stars streaming in the clarity that only the pre-dawn can achieve, come and see the sunrise at Red Crater and enjoy breakfast alfresco.
Sunrise tours route taken often varies between the standard route to the standard route in reverse, and sometimes a route that takes us back to the start. The route picked is dependent on weather conditions time of year and your needs and ability. The sunrise route is the same route as the daytime tour but with one obvious exception ... NO CROWDS!

per adult from




8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • All mountain equipment required (including crampons and ice axes during winter)
    • Round-trip shared transfer from the Adrift Tongariro base
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • There is a shop which has all equipment, boots and clothing for hire to supplement that which you don’t have that the team deems necessary to ensure that you are safe and comfortable with the weather and environment for the day. There is a $40 free allowance for clothing and boots. Boots are $15, all clothing is $10 per item.
    • Transport from Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune, National Park & Whakapapa Villages available at a surcharge
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Adrift Tongariro, 53 Carroll Street Tongariro National Park, National Park Village 3948 New Zealand

    Our Base

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mt Ruapehu, Sh1 Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951 New Zealand

    Stunning volcanic mountain

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park, Turangi New Zealand

    Large volcanic mountain showcased on the Lord of the Rings films as Mt Doom

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Off State Highway 48 Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park New Zealand

    Stunning one day walk, made even better by being guided by an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

    Duration: 9 hours

  • Departure Point :
    53 Carroll St, National Park 3948, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    1:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Summer only
    • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • A reasonably good level of fitness is required. If you are concerned about your fitness please let your guide know before commencing the walk
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Adrift Tongariro

Activity ID: V-54431P7

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