Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Backyard Tours Private Carpark (Google Maps) Round trip

From NZD $35.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: TACBYTR


Tongariro Alpine Crossing journey naturally begins with our Maōri blessings’ experience as well as our local knowledge and stories 'manaakitanga'.  As we round trip transfer you from Backyard Tours Private Carpark - (Google maps), where is flag signposted on SH46 only 7 kms from the Crossing END from SH1 with our vans’ to New Zealand’s best one day hike. Included is FREE photography, FREE use of walking poles and a FREE celebratory drink at the end. Begin your day early and enjoy the sunrise with the lesser crowds. Visitor’s care is ensured whilst enjoying our mesmerising panoramic views of the Central North Island Volcanic landscape. Book NOW!

NOW offering three great round trip transfer options; one being from Taupō central, or from Turangi central your place of request, or from our family homestead Backyard Tours Private Carpark - (Google Maps) on SH46, where is flag signposted (respect privacy of home owners, please contact us only). All options at great value with our aim of providing excellent customer service and environmental sustainability.  No transport woes or worries.


Be aware of the mountains live volcanic terrain.  Be Aware of the Weather conditions.  Think smart and be prepared.


1. Plan Your Trip (Seek local knowledge and plan the route you take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect to take).

2. Tell Someone (Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned).

3. Be aware of the weather (NZ's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check forecast and expect weather changes).

4. Know your limits (Challenge yourself within your physical limits and enjoy your experience).

5. Take sufficient supplies (Food & Water, 1st Aid Kit, Toilet paper, Extra Clothing avoid denim jeans, Sunscreen, Wet weather gear, Sturdy footwear, Headlamp/Torch). Please what you 'pack in' YOU 'pack out'. Environment friendly!


  • Includes ALL DAY Private Car Parking (please be waiting next to your vehicle).
  • No confusion on the State Highway roads getting lost or late.
  • No traffic worries and woes of parking or availability.
  • We drive you, sit back, buckle in, and relax.
  • Return transport transfer for safety responsibility and accountability.
  • Safety briefing of preparedness, awareness, and equipment.
  • Commentary with local knowledge and stories.
  • Manaakitanga.
  • Maōri blessings of acknowledgements and explained in English.
  • Team Photo FREE (safety photo).
  • Walking Poles FREE use (less pressure on legs downhill).
  • Celebratory drink received at the end FREE (lifesaver).
  • Customer service friendly.
  • Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate 2018.
  • Ngati Hikairo and Department of Conservation Concessionaire Approved.
  • Tourism New Zealand QualMark Awarded Assured.
  • New Zealand Transport Association License TSL / PSL.
  • Small family business established 2012.

Your booking is confirmed upon availability, just like that. After you have booked if you have any special requests you can let us know via phone +6422 314 2656 or email  All terms and conditions are available from our website Bookings are essential for your secure convenience Book NOW!