Hey Everyone, being prepared and understanding the environment you are going into is so very important. We are so lucky to have access to these beautiful mountains but you must respect where you are going. Download our app, be prepared, and have an “Amazing experience and not an Ordeal”

Simon O'Neill to Tongariro Alpine Crossing App

be prepared....get the app

Police ask that people are prepared to do alpine walks after multiple Tongariro rescues.

It’s that time of year again, with long summer days for us to get out and explore our beautiful country.

Don’t forget to check out our App for all the information you will need for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing! Many of the helpful safety hints can be used on any of these amazing walks.

Just remember be safe and plan well to ensure you have the “best possible experience and not an ordeal” 😀

Our selection of choice kiwi trails.

The update for the App is now available on iPhone and android.

Hey everyone, this is a great reminder to those of you thinking about heading out into the great outdoors this summer.

Always put some extra thought and planning into your trip.

If you are thinking about doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or any day walking this summer, download our app get some awesome information - so you have an "amazing experience and not an ordeal"


Happy trails this summer and be safe!! Also a new update is now available from the AppStore and google play.

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A woman missing on a day hike was found by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter thanks to an amazing team effort and a footprint in the sand #rescue #rescuechopper #rescuehelicopter #charity

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called in to help search for a woman missing on a day hike on Mt Ruapehu.

An update for the App is scheduled in the next week or two. The update includes new rules around parking at Mangatepopo carpark, and alternative transport options for anyone wanting to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For those who plan to use their own cars to get to the Crossing. Please be aware DOC will be introducing a 4 hour time limit on parks at the Mangatepopo Carpark (Start of the Crossing) this summer. This new rule does not apply to the Ketetahi Carpark (End of the Crossing). We suggest you use a shuttle for transport, its easier.

New rule sees hikers' cars clamped for parking for longer than four hours in Tongariro Crossing car park.

Check this out!!!! This is exactly what you need after a massive day on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing!

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Paulys Diner

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Freshly ground 100% beef patty, caramelised onions, cheddar, marinated and deep frie...d portobello mushroom , blue cheese sauce, Pauly's mayo and a bit of greenery for a laugh.
We think this is one of the best ( and messiest ) burgs we have ever made. This bad boy is $16 for a limited time, as always no changes , just trust us .
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Saturday is looking like a great day to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing! Don't forget if you're in Taupo looking for some great food call into Paulys Diner and grab one of their amazing burgers to replace all those calories you have burned!!!!!

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Here is a big reminder to take and be aware of what is going on around you when climbing Mt Ngauruhoe.

Check out and download our app for all the information you will need when you do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

A SAR job in Tongariro National Park yesterday. The image shows a long line used to do the job. The article mentions a winch operation on a "sleep" slope.
Anyway LandSAR volunteers helped to get the job done.
Pete Zimmer

A man had to be winched off the side of Mt Ngauruhoe after he was skittled by a tumbling rock yesterday. - New Zealand Herald

Fantasic day on the TAC today. If you are in Taupo tomorrow make sure you refuel at Bodyfuel Cafe tomorrow for breakfast.

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Hey Everyone the next couple of days look great for walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. So down load our App, dust of your boots, make some sandwiches, grab a couple of litres of water and get walking!!

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing App is now available on iPhone and Android.
Go to:


to link you to the Google Play and Apple App Store.

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The apps about to get an update in the next week. We have put more information on what to do in an emergency. The team would like to give a special thanks to Simon, the local LandSAR team and Police for all their help with this.

We have also given the Before you go section a redesign. Should make it a lot easier to navigate. As well as some new pics.

Had a fantastic few days at National Park. Up with the sun and out walking to make the most of the awesome weather. We stayed at the Discovery Lodge Tongariro camping ground to recover and hit the mountains again early the next day. Amazing weather to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Discovery Lodge Tongariro

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Well everybody it looks like we are in for some fine weather days! So download our App! Pack your lunch, dust off your shoes and get walking 😉

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Want to put a shout out to the team at Umajin. Umajin is an IT company based in Palmerston North, New Zealand. They developed the app builder we used to make the TAC App with. Have to say, using the Umajn app builder made the whole process a lot easier. Their tools allowed us to see how our app would look on multiple devices while develping it. They also have an add menu for buttons, images and links and a whole bunch of other stuff, which made putting the app together supper easy. Thanks

Download, create and preview apps for free – only pay when you publish. Umajin’s design-led, low code approach enables you to quickly build sophisticated native apps that work cross platform.

Looks like we are in for some stunning days on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing....summer maybe here at last!

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Mt Ngauruhoe

Mt Ngaruahoe
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