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How To Prepare For Tongariro Crossing Weather

Posted by Callum Harland on 1 May 2018 5:46:00 AM

You’re excited as you’re about to hike the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. But what’s the weather going to do? Will it rain or will it be a beautiful sunshine day? Mountain weather is complex and will influence your Tongariro Crossing experience.

Many visitors to Tongariro leave disappointed and bewildered by the weather. Some are surprised. And some attempt the Crossing poorly prepared in bad conditions and need to be rescued. With simple preparation and a good attitude your Tongariro Crossing experience can be a happy adventure no matter what the weather does. Here’s how.


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How To Choose A Quality Tongariro Crossing Shuttle

Posted by Callum Harland on 15 March 2018 5:24:00 AM

You’re planning to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and need a shuttle. There are dozens of companies and you’re unsure about which one to choose.

You want a good shuttle company that cares about you and is the best fit for your needs. To find a good shuttle company is easier than you think. Just ask some questions about safety, flexibility of your booking and a few other things listed below and you’ll be well on your way.


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How Difficult is the Tongariro Crossing.

Posted by Callum Harland on 1 February 2018 6:02:00 AM

You’re not alone if you have doubts about doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Is it difficult or is it easy? What the hell is the “Devils Staircase”? You want to do this amazing hike but need to feel comfortable about making your decision. Some people find the hike difficult. Some find it easy. For most people it’s possible. A little knowledge will help you make the right decision for you.

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7 Essentials For Your Tongariro Crossing Gear List

Posted by Callum Harland on 15 December 2017 11:51:00 AM
You’re excited about your upcoming Tongariro Alpine Crossing adventure. You’re not an experienced hiker and wonder what gear you really need for the Crossing. Do I really 
need a rain jacket in the middle of summer? Can I fill up my water bottle along the track? Lots of questions. It’s easy really.  Below is a list of essential gear which can make a big difference to your Tongariro Crossing experience.
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A Closer Look At Tongariro Crossing Weather.

Posted by Callum Harland on 17 October 2017 7:47:00 PM

Tongariro Alpine Crossing weather can be a tricky to say the least. It can be difficult to forecast. It can be severe, and it can change at the blink of an eye.

You're hoping for perfect weather on your special day. You've been keeping a close eye on the forecast. Here's a close look at Tongariro weather.

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