Escape The Masses: Tongariro Winter Crossing

3 Days

From NZD 389 per person 

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Getaway Summary
Location: Tongariro National Park Village
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 3* hotel
Guided Tongariro Winter Crossing incl helmets, crampons, ice axes, if required

Escape the masses on the Tongariro Winter Crossing

No matter if you’ve done it before or not, everyone’s heard of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing before. It’s the most popular and probably the most populated day tramp in New Zealand.

And rightly so! The Tongariro Crossing is an amazing volcanic experience from your first step all the way through to the finish line 20 kms down the track. 

Now imagine yourself on this stunning day walk, without the masses of people you see in Summer and the mountains sugar-coated with snow. Munch on your packed lunch next to the warm Emerald Lakes, silently steaming in the cold air. 

Because there is a good chance the tracks will be covered in ice and snow, you’ll need an experienced guide to ensure you stay safe during the Tongariro Winter Crossing. Depending on weather and conditions, you might even need crampons. But don’t worry. Even if it does sound intimidating, no alpine experience is needed for the Winter crossing. As long as you have reasonable fitness, you’ll be fine.

Your accommodation in Tongariro National Park Village

The Park Hotel is located in the heart of quiet Tongariro National Park Village. The village is about 40 minutes away from the Whakapapa ski field and just over an hour from Tūroa ski field.

At the Park Hotel, you’ll find a range of accommodation types which are ideal for couples, groups of friends and families. After a tiring day in the snow, you’ll love a soak and relax your muscles in one of the hotel’s outdoor spa pools.

The hotel has its own restaurant and bar for a relaxing apres snow mulled wine in front of the wood fire. They also offer breakfast in the morning.

The other popular bar in the village, Schnapps Bar, is only a few steps away from the hotel.


  • 2 nights at 3* The Park Hotel in National Park Village, in a Standard Double Room
  • Guided Tongariro Winter Crossing with Adrift Tongariro
  • Transfer to/from the Tongariro Crossing from their base in National Park Village
  • Helmets, crampons and ice axes, if required

Not Included

  • Hiking boots and clothing (can be hired)
  • Other meals
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities

Got a day to explore Tongariro National Park? There’s so much to see and do here! How about:

  • Ski Mt Ruapehu
  • Walk to Taranaki Falls
  • Bike ride on the Old Coach Road
  • Minigolf 
  • Tongariro River Rafting

Click here for further details on things to do in Tongariro National Park

Weekend Getaways NZ

Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice via bank transfer. If payment is via credit card, a 3% surcharge incurs. 

Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable. Please note that some operators may have stricter rules that need to be obeyed.

Adrift Tongariro

Please reconfirm your tour with Adrift Tongariro the day before the hike!

If a tour is cancelled by Adrift for any reason then, Adrift Tongariro will suggest either an alternate route where the client will get to see similar terrain as they would on the tour booked without the same exposure to the weather, or we will postpone your booking for up to 12 months from the original tour commencement date, providing Adrift can place you into an existing tour. The postponed tour must meet with all other terms and conditions and no refund is available should the tour on the postponement date not eventuate.

Any other cancellations:
No refund

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