Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Raetihi – Your Gateway to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Everyone knows about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – it’s rated one of the best one day walks in the world.  It’s like walking on the moon in some places, absolutely stunning. From scoria scrambling to beautiful emerald coloured lakes, there’s a reason it’s so famous.

Raetihi is a brilliant place to stay if you are planning to tackle this walk.  Forty minutes drive gets you to the start of the walk, and there are local operators providing shuttle services.

It’s an alpine adventure and the weather can change quickly so you need to be prepared, but if conditions are unfavourable, being in Raetihi leaves you with plenty of other options of ways to spend your day.