A March 2002 trip
to Tongariro National Park by Manda
Quote: The Tongariro Crossing is probably the most famous one day hike in New Zealand - hundreds of people a day complete it, though it is fairly demanding!
Bring plenty of water, camera film and warm clothing - the craters and the ridge were both very cold, even on the warm sunny day we had.
Also, consider staying at the National Park Village - it's nice to see the mountains from the hostel, and judge the weather for yourself before deciding to embark!
If you have more time, there is a 3-day walk that goes around the national park, and takes in a section of the one-day hike. It comes recommended, though I didn't have time myself.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 7, 2002
National Park Village
Tongariro Mountain, New Zealand
Manchester, United Kingdom