Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttles

The best one day hike in NZ and, just maybe, the whole world! Let us take you on a journey to experience for yourself the world famous and spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek. This is a door to door service that will ensure you have one of the greatest days of your life!

Premium Shuttle Service at Affordable Price!

Premium Shuttle Service at Affordable Price!

Return Shuttle from taupo, 70 nzd

Our premium, door to door service includes pick up from your accommodation, transfer to/from the track, trekking pole, pants, jackets, boots, sunscreen, water and a thorough briefing on what to expect on your big day out.  

Departures from Taupo: $70 Adult, $50 Senior
- 5.50 am
- return to Taupo: 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm (subject to change on a daily basis - depending on numbers etc)

Summer Special!

Summer Special!

Ketetahi one-way, 25 nzd

This is our budget no frills one way service where we pick you up from Ketetahi carpark (the end of the track) and transfer you to the beginning of the track (Mangatepopo). Be quick - seats are limited!

FREE Parking is available on the roadside verge along State Highway 46. View the map and find more info below on this page.

We pick up at this point and depart at 8.15am (times may change due to demand, weather conditions and changes in daylight savings. Times will be confirmed when you call to book your seat)

Summer Special!

Summer Special!

return shuttle from turangi, 50 nzd

Includes Pick-up and Return. Let us take you on a journey to experience for yourself the world famous and spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek. Travel in comfort vans and we will ensure you have one of the greatest days of your life!

Departures from Turangi: $50 Adult, $25 Youth or Senior
- 6.45 am
- return to Turangi: 2.30pm and 4.00pm (subject to change on a daily basis - depending on numbers etc)


KeTetahi car parking must-knows

The Dept of Conservation has implemented a 4 hour restriction for parking within the Ketetahi Car Park (finish point of the trek). Our customers may park on the roadside verge along State Highway 46. This is FREE parking. Please refer to our map - marked in yellow.

Regardless of where you are in the world, never leave your valuables unattended in your vehicle. NZ is a great country, but unfortunately we still get our share of ratbags. Always take your wallet and passport with you!

We recommend you arrive early, at least 15 minutes prior to departure, to sort yourselves out.

Caution is required when driving around this area, there is a high percentage of international drivers in close proximity, please do not be the person to stop in the middle of the highway to look at maps, take photos, make phone calls etc.

Patience and politeness is always good, if you are driving slowly, pull over and let the people behind you pass.

Wait for us by this sign on SH46

Adventure HQ 1-way service Ketetahi Pick up location
(click on map to enlarge)


We know the challenges the mountains offer and our experience will help overcome these.

Adventure HQ are Taupo’s most experienced Tongariro Alpine Crossing operator bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance your day.

With over 35 years of working and playing in the mountains of Tongariro National Park, we understand and know what it takes to complete the best one day hike in New Zealand. Providing a direct service and multiple departures at the end of the day ensures we provide the greatest flexibility, and, are more affordable.

Watch the video about the tongariro AlPine crossing

As a DOC concessionaire we take our responsibilities and your safety seriously

During the winter months you must have ice axe and crampons and you must know how to use them and be fully aware of the alpine conditions. We can provide up to date weather and track conditions.

We pick up from most accommodation in Taupo and Turangi as well as a central pick up in front of the respective I-sites.
Please be ready and waiting at your chosen departure point at least 10 minutes prior to departure.

Looking for a Group Booking?

Talk to us about a private or group shuttle for your adventure around the Central Plateau!

We can offer you our experience and advice on all things big and small in our stunning region.

group booking adventure hq
adventure hq van

Recent reviews of happy travellers

Pickup from our B&B right at time - nice driver - everything great! The company was very friendly and helpful in the beginning and also picked us up from our B&B accomodation. They drove safe and were helpful with some extra information. Great trip!
— Lisa, Trip Advisor
The driver was fantastic. Full of information and a true local. I would definitely recommend this company. It’s a small mini bus which is much nicer than the big buses.
— Suzanne, Bookme
Great way to visit Tongariro
The pick up service was on time, staff very friendly and informative and the complimentary ice pops at the end of the hike were greatly appreciated! :)
— Olivia, Trip Advisor