In summer most accommodation providers offer packages including shuttles to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, while other shuttle operators head daily from National Park Village to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Whakapapa Village in summer, and the ski area in winter.

Ski gear can be hired from the Alpine Centre, sparing you the steeper prices further up the mountain – it's also the only place around the national park to hire out hiking gear in summer.

If you fancy a climb, head to the climbing wall at National Park Backpackers.