Base Camp Shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Base Camp is a location between the beginning and end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to park your car, hire gear and get return transport to the crossing.


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Base Camp is a secure car park situated on State Highway 47 in front of the Tongariro Holiday Park. Handy as a pick up location if you are staying at the Tongariro Holiday Park. Also, you can drive to this location in the morning and park your par there safely for the day while you do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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This is the cheapest return shuttle. Great for if you need to hire gear such as a jacket, hiking poles or boots.

We give you a map and information sheet to help you make the most of your day.


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Physical address

Base Camp Shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Rakaunui Road, Tongariro, Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
1 hour and 15 minute drive from Taupo

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $30.00
Other charges:
Hire gear as needed
Further pricing information:
You MUST call the day before to select your pick up time from those available on the day and to confirm pick up point eg accommodation. Please prepare yourself for conditions on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing adequately. Please be waiting outside on the road side at least ten minutes before the bus is due so that you do not miss the bus. If you miss the bus there is no refund. We go by and share a MetService weather report. We do not take responsibility for a change in the forecast.

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