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Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures

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Address: National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-892 2751

Adrift Outdoors is an outdoor adventure company specialising in guided...

Adrift Outdoors is an outdoor adventure company specialising in guided adventures through the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, we are a personal and professional organisation that can tailor our guided adventures to suit individual needs.At Adrift, we have vast experience in working with people of all ages and abilities. Adrift provides qualified, experienced and personable guides whose sole purpose is to ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable adventure.

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Amazing experience!

We went on a very rainy and windy day which was pretty nerve-racking, but our guide (Justin) was awesome and pushed us through safely. We knew the weather was bad and they gave us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a very rainy and windy day which was pretty nerve-racking, but our guide (Justin) was awesome and pushed us through safely. We knew the weather was bad and they gave us other options, but we were determined to complete the crossing. The views were pretty limited for most of the climb due to the weather, but thankfully... More 

Thank baynad06
Auckland, New Zealand
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237 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and truly took our hike to the next level. We also loved not having to worry about making the shuttle time and be able to enjoy this world class hie at our own pace. Thanks again to the whole team, we loved every second of our time with you!

Thank Robin_Laura
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Abandoned on the crossing due to their staff having no clue about timings and then faced with 1930's customer service. AVOID!

1 Thank 1423674
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had prebooked the crossing before realising that we could have gone it alone as we were staying at the Discovery Lodge. Decided we would stick with it as you often learn more with a guide. We are not young but are very experienced fell walkers and runners. Phoned in to confirm our booking and ask for our pick up... More 

Thank Sheila H
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Used these guys to book up a Tongariro crossing hike. Unfortunately both my wife and I picked up chest infections on the plane to NZ. Company were very helpful an accommodated us with the guide James taking us on a private itinerary of short more level and less demanding walks to see some of the local highlight , Tanaka Falls... More 

Thank andyjbale
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110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

These guys show the benefit of a guide on a walk like this. We left The Chateau on their bus on a day when none of the shuttles were running. We got to the start of the walk around 9 and set off in a cold, gale force wind. Getting near the top, the mist came down and we weren't... More 

Thank Truediamond
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320 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We often take guided hikes because we like to get the additional information about the area and have been on dozens of guided hikes in the US and in Europe and this was by far the least helpful guide we have had anywhere. We would've enjoyed the hike just as much if we were on our own as our guide,... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I just came back from an amazing guided hiking trip, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It was organized and guided by Stu. From start to finish this was the most positive experience for all the hikers in this group. We got picked up from Lake Taupo and driven to the start of the track. Our lunch was prepared,... More 

Thank KatkingCT
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We booked our Tongariro Crossing several months in advance and had a tight schedule around North Island to keep to. So we were very disappointed when we arrived in the National Park the day before to find the cloud base at about 500 feet - there wasn't a mountain / volcano in sight. We spoke to Adrift who told us... More 

Thank Colin S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We booked to Climb Mt Ruapehu with Adrift based on a recommendation. Stew was our guide, he owns the company. Met on the mountain and discussed weather which was not good. We really wanted to go, as we were preparing for another much bigger climb, and Stew said it was safe, but we would get wet. Stew taught us some... More 

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