Skip to contentSkip to menu

2 hr Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Pricing From
$115

Difficulty

Book Now

Overview

This spectacular Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk evening option works best for visitors who want to maximize their allocated travel day to or from Tongariro, or for those who wish to experience Tongariro National Park in New Zealand at a stunning time of day without the strenuous full day Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek that usually comes with exploring a volcanic terrain.

New Zealand’s oldest national park is not only a visual feast of spectacular volcanic landscapes but also a prominent Maori cultural and spiritual symbol. For individuals and groups who want to make the most of their mid- to late afternoon arrival in the area and want to experience the magic of Tongariro National Park without the hard work, this two-hour Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk fits in nicely with schedules that require next-day morning departure.

The Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk is done on an easy grade track on Mt. Ruapehu. We make our way up to a height of 1500m on Ruapehu via the Whakapapa Road. Then, we head out walking the Round the Mountain Track for 45 minutes to a ridge with a fantastic view of the sun setting over Mt. Taranaki 140 kms to the west. We sit and relax at the ridge while enjoying one of New Zealand’s finest wines as we also drink in the beauty of the majestic alpine landscape by the fading light. You will get the opportunity to learn from your guide about the geology and volcanology of the area, and how those connect with New Zealand’s cultural history. Marvel at this wild and beautiful landscape at a stunning time of day!

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk: Suitability

The sunset tour track is suitable for any age group, it is very safe with no steep climbs or drop offs. We encourage anyone with toddlers, elderly, people with health issues or disabilities to enjoy this tour as it is very easy for anyone to walk. 

If you do book, please ensure to include your concerns on the booking, so we can be extra careful to take your concerns on board for the tour.

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk

Pick up / Drop Off

Tour starts and finishes at the National Park Base.

Departure times will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times.

Summer

Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 7:00pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 9:00pm

Winter

Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 4:30pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 6:30pm

All times are approximate
Summer 1 October - 30 April, Winter 1 May - 30 September
Return transfers from the National Park base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are included in the price.

Gear List

Outdoor shoes with grip, walking longs, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.

Gear For Hire

National Park base has available for hire equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

Pick up / Drop Off

Tour starts and finishes at the National Park Base.

Departure times will be advised in accordance with the changing sunset times.

Summer

Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 7:00pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 9:00pm

Winter

Pick up 2.5 hours before sunset, 4:30pm / Drop off 30 mins after sunset, 6:30pm

All times are approximate
Summer 1 October - 30 April, Winter 1 May - 30 September
Return transfers from the National Park base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are included in the price.

Gear List

Outdoor shoes with grip, walking longs, 2 x warm tops and a raincoat.

Gear For Hire

National Park base has available for hire equipment, footwear and clothing to supplement that which you don’t have and need including boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

Similar Tours

4 Day Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
4 Day Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Read more

4 Day Waikaremoana Discovery Tour Lodge Based
4 Day Waikaremoana Discovery Tour Lodge Based

Read more

Kepler Track  Premium Package Independent Walk - 3 Day
Kepler Track Premium Package Independent Walk - 3 Day

Read more

6 Day Best of Southern Alps Trek
6 Day Best of Southern Alps Trek

Read more