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Whakapapa Village, Ski Fields & Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand!

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From NZ$50

Whakapapa Village has an abundance of things to do and see. It’s the main access point into the Tongariro National Park and it is the gateway to Mt Ruapehu. Visitors can enjoy hiking tracks and explore the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre. As well as site seeing or skiing on Mt Ruapehu.

From NZ$60

Our transport option for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a round-trip shuttle that transfers self-hikers from Erua departing time only 7.00 a.m. and return times will vary each day. We adjust our return times to the variable weather conditions.

National Park to Whakapapa Village Shuttles

Looking for a reliable shuttle service? We can help! Book you shuttle from National Park Village to Whakapapa Village and back!

About National Park Shuttles

“We are a locally-owned family business situated in the beautiful National Park Village. 

What makes our business unique is our expert local knowledge of the area. Having engaged in the many activities this exquisite adventure playground has to offer and to be able to share this knowledge with you while you sit back and relax until we reach your next destination will complement your experience. 

 We would be delighted to assist you while visiting our beautiful area by taking the hassle out of your transportation needs. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a world-renowned, one day trek is one of the many beautiful offerings we have right here at our door step. 

You can be assured we take great pride in the safety requirements and needs of our passengers with advice, and guaranteed pick-up.” 

-Thomas & Tracey

Our National Park Lodging Partner

Manowhenua Lodge offers a range of accommodation options.

  • Relax after a day on Whakapapa Ski Field

  • Put your feet up after walking the Tongariro Crossing

  • Take a day to recover from your adventures in the Central Plateau 

At Manowhenua Lodge, we are certain you will feel at home.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Shuttle and Lodging Packages

We have a range of Tongariro Alpine Crossing accommodation and shuttle options available. During Winter we also offer packages for Whakapapa Ski Field.

Solo Package

Includes dorm-style accommodation for one at Manowhenua Lodge & return shuttle to Tongariro Crossing.

Couples Package

Includes a private double room for two at Manowhenua Lodge & return shuttle to Tongariro Crossing.

Family Package

Includes a private family room for four at Manowhenua Lodge & return shuttle to Tongariro Crossing.

Trust Us for Your New Zealand Shuttle Bus Services!

Tramping weekend

Clear instructions ...prompt times. Lovely driver happy to answer all our questions. Easy booking ...checked up on you night before.

– angelarotorua40, TripAdvisor
The big hike

Due to time limit restrictions at the moment in the car parks, catching a shuttle is the only way to go if you plan to do this one and you don't have your own driver. The guys at National Park Shuttles have varied start times (go early if you are slow) and tend to run one pick up bus an hour from around 2 until 5:30 (i think) so you can jump on the next one when you get there. One of their drivers gave me some excellent advice on pacing goals along the way to keep me on track timewise. If you are going to do this walk, they are a great company to go with.

– Aimee L, TripAdvisor
Quick and efficient

Great service with clear instructions on how to find the car park for the shuttle including photos. I also provided the wrong email address to receive the confirmation but the team quickly addressed this when I wrote to them. Shuttle transfer is about 30 mins from car park to the start of the walk.

– Megan K, TripAdvisor
Top Notch crowd :)

Picked up from my accomodation on time on time, not too many stops along the way so got onto the crossing relatively quickly. Friendly drivers. No hassles. Would recommend them if you are doing the crossing :)

– Companion05087188464, TripAdvisor
Great transport option for the Tongariro Crossing

Great to deal with. Reliable service, good website, clear instructions, great staff. Massive advantage of being able to walk to our vehicle at the end of the walk so no time issues that you have with the other transport companies. Good to have secure parking, too.

– Dave E, TripAdvisor