Tongoriro Trip

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Travel

We will be travelling together in self-drive minibuse (with a luggage trailer).  Please let Mark know if you'd like to make any alternative arrnagement. 

On the Saturday morning we shall drive our minibuses to the carpark at Mangetepopo.  Walk the crossing to Ketetahi.  Returning to Mangetepopo by shuttle to collect our vehicle.

Equipment

You need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Snacks (packed lunch will be provided)
  • Plenty of fluid
  • Waterproof and windproof raincoat and trousers
  • Strong, sturdy boots or shoes (you will be trekking over uneven volcanic terrain)
  • Warm clothing layers: woollen or polypropylene thermals and fleece
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cellphone

Will be provided

  • First Aid Kits
  • Maps
  • Emergency Personal Locator Beacon

Optional Equipment

  • Running gear, for a light run :)

Schedule

Friday

9:00 Depart from Huia pool

14:00 Arrive Ohakune

15:00 Afternoon run on Bridge to Nowhere

18:30 Dinner

Saturday

05:00 Breakfast

06:00 Drive to National Park for shuttle

07:00 Start crossing from Mangatepopo

15:30 Finish crossing at Ketetahi

16:30 Shuttle returns us to Mangatepopo

17:30 Return to Ohakune

19:00 Dinner

Sunday

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Depart Ohakune

12:00 Lunch enroute

15:00 Arrive at Huia pool