Where Can I Find Departure Dates?

The hiking season on the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk starts in November and runs through until April. The hut booking system is administered by the Department of Conservation and this opens for booking, usually, in May or June for the following summer season. We don’t have priority access to hut beds so we book dates alongside the general public on open day.

UPDATE: The Department of Conservation has announced that hut bookings for the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk for 2024/2025 will open on Thursday 6th June 2024 at 9.30am. 

It is best to register your interest in this walk before open day, particularly if you are travelling solo or in a group of 2 or 3. If you’d like to register your interest for this walk, send an email to [email protected] with the names of your walkers and a general idea of what dates you’re hoping for. We’ll book dates that suit as many walkers as we can and notify you of what’s available.

To check available departure dates see Our Walk Calendar

For a more comfortable experience, we recommend checking out our 4-day Tongariro Hiking Tour. You’ll walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as part of this itinerary, staying in a comfortable 3-star hikers and skiers lodge in an ensuite room, and carry just a daypack. We have scheduled departure dates for the 2024/2025 hiking season available for booking now.

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