The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the most incredible day walks in the world. Although beautiful, it can be dangerous if you are not fully prepared to enter an alpine environment. Extreme weather, terrain and distance have resulted in this track having the highest number of search and rescues for trampers in New Zealand. This video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful day out so that you make it home safely.
Use the Plan My Trip Tool: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/plan-my-trip
Learn more about how to prepare for a day walk in New Zealand: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/activities/tramping-walking/day-walking/
Learn about tramping incident data in New Zealand: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/insights/a-walk-in-the-park/
Developed in partnership with
Department of Conservation | MetService New Zealand | New Zealand Police | New Zealand Alpine Club | NZOIA Excellence in Outdoor Leadership | New Zealand Mountain Guides Association | LandSAR New Zealand