Tongariro Alpine Crossing
- Now open to Freedom Walking! Track conditions are wet, with snow in places.
- Crossing transport, $35pp return.
- Summer Crossing Package, from only $78 each.
- Due to popular demand we have extended the season for the Summer Crossing Package to include Nov & April.
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Summer’s come to an end…
There may still be good days for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, but the weather and track conditions are becoming less reliable. Please check the weather carefully before you make the decision to come. If by chance you get here and the transport service is not running due to adverse conditions there are still plenty of other great walks you can do; Tama Lakes is considered to be a fantastic alternative. As a result of the change in conditions we are no longer offering the Summer Crossing Package, this will be available again next summer.
Not long to go now, this reminder come in the form of a fresh dusting of snow over the mountains this week. The new ski season will be kicked off Saturday 27 June 2015 with Mardi Gras Ohakune. We are be doing the Mardi Gras weekend Package again – many of you have already been asking about it, this available to book online NOW .
A great place to stay when visiting National Park
Close to National Park Village and Ohakune, see us for your Mt Ruapehu Accommodation and Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport. Book now to enjoy our little slice of paradise. Please note we only take online bookings, this way we can pass the savings on to you. Please see our Terms & Conditions before you book.
Free National Park pick-up from Bus or Train
The Crossing Backpackers is ideally located between Whakapapa and Turoa on the North Islands Mt Ruapehu. The Crossing Backpackers backs onto Tongariro National Park dual world heritage site. It’s a great place to stay!
We are proudly Kiwi owned and operated. We provide great value accommodation.
The Crossing Backpackers is also a great place for school groups, contact us about our catered and self catered school group options!