Will my booking be accepted?

The only reason your booking will be declined is if your credit card declines or is not valid. Ensure you have sufficient funds available, and make sure you enter your card details correctly.

I haven’t received my booking confirmation yet?

Have you checked your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folder? Has it been more than 24 hours since you submitted your booking request? Send us an email or give us a call and we will happily check up on your booking status.

What do I need to bring for The Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

Before you start the track we recommend you take the following:

  • Back-pack
  • Lunch
  • 1.5L water (minimum)
  • Wind-breaker jacket
  • 2 warm tops
  • Hiking boots / shoes
  • Gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

You may also benefit by taking:

  • Spare pair of socks
  • Sticking plasters
  • Extra energy snacks eg chocolate, nuts, trail mix or the like.
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Walking pole(s)

What if the weather is bad?

In poor weather conditions (ie rain and/or high wind) the trip will be cancelled for your safety. There are a number of other safer walks and activities available in the area for you to enjoy.

How much are the rooms?

Check out the accommodation page to see our room types and to see the accommodation rates.

Is there availability?

Check availability by putting in the dates you are wanting, wait for the page to refresh, and it will show you our availability. The availability shown is current to the minute.

How do I make a booking?

You will always get the best rates by booking directly with us through this website. Check the accommodation page to choose your room type and see the rates. Follow any of the links on the accommodation page to the online booking page. Complete the online form and submit your booking request. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

How do we check in?

You will be sent a pre-arrival email with your Important Check-in Information giving you instructions on how to find us, how to check-in, what room you are in etc. You will find additional information for your stay in your room and around the lodge.

On arrival goto reception, there is a self check-in iPad on the counter. Please use this to check in and receive your pin code for your room.

Follow the directions at the counter to join our free WiFi. When checking in on the iPad enter your New Zealand mobile phone and / or email address to have your room pin code sent directly to your phone. (Note, we do not support international mobile numbers at check in) 

You will also get a pin code to the reception door to allow you to enter the main lodge.

How do we get to the lodge if we come to National Park by bus/train?

We recommend travelling by car when staying at The Crossing Lodge to give you complete independence to enjoy the full range of experiences available in our beautiful region. There are shuttle services available locally, but pre-arrangement is recommended to ensure your needs are met.

How do we find The Crossing Lodge?

Visit our Location page for details.

How do we get up the mountain if we don’t want to take our car?

In winter there is a snow shuttle from National Park Village to whakapapa village and the ski fields operating.

Can I take my own car to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

There is no all day parking at Mangatepopo carpark (starting point). There is a four-hour parking limit that will be enforced with clamping or towing of cars, vans and campervans.
Ketetahi Road end (the finish point) has limited parking and will have restricted parking in places and single lane traffic.
We recommend you book on one of Shuttle services available in the area or book the Crossing transport option available when you book online here through this website or as part of the Summer Crossing Package. Tongariro Alpine Crossing transport is only available in the summer months when freedom walking is permitted. The walk can be done in the winter as part of a guided trip – transport will be arranged with your guide company.