Guided Hiking, North Island, New Zealand

Walking Places is the Central North Island's leading hiking outfitter, offering guided walks on tracks in and around the Tongariro National Park.

Join us to find out why the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often referred to as the best one day walk in New Zealand, (if not the world), with a guide who will reveal some of the secrets of this stunning area.  After the minor volcanic event of 6 August 2012 on Mt Tongariro, there are some exciting new features to show you!  Come along with us and learn about one of the newest parts of New Zealand, and experience the reality of walking safely on an active volcano!

Our Tongariro Alpine Experience takes in the best features of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, in just a little shorter distance and with all of the benefits of being with a Department of Conservation approved Guiding Concessionaire, you know that you will have the best day possible. Join us for a climb to the spectacular Red Crater of Mt Tongariro, and enjoy the chance to take in the majesty of this active volcanic massif before returning via the same track. The views that spread far beyond the National Park will leave you breathless.

These are only two of a huge variety of walks that Walking Places can offer, ranging from a few hours, through to full day hikes and multi-day packages.   There is something for everyone wanting to explore on foot this incredible area.

We will seek out the option that will make the most of your time in the North Island’s spectacular Central Plateau region.

Knowledgeable, caring guides, who have your comfort and safety in mind.Tailored, quality experiences.Insights into the landscape, its people and its history.Solo walkers to large groups catered for.
There are many reasons to choose a guided walking experience. Some people seek the safety and reassurance they have local knowledge on weather and track conditions, while others are looking for the story behind the landscape. Many use the opportunity to spend a day with “one of the locals”, or maybe you just want someone to make the most of your time by finding you the most scenic spots, and take care of all of the bother about how to get there and back, and what to take along.Whatever your reason, contact us, and we will be happy to help make your time in this fantastic area the best it can be.