Explore the breathtakingly beautiful volcanic fields of Tongariro National Park with this half day Volcanic Explorer tour. Taking you on a 4-hour hike through the Tongariro National Park, you'll be led by an experienced guide and taught about the region while you explore it. Depending on which trail is taken, you'll be treated a vast range of natural landscapes. With breathtaking incredible views, such as Taranaki Falls, Lake Rotopounamu, Soda Springs, Whakapapanui River and Silica Rapids. If the landscapes look slightly familiar as you start exploring then you'll be pleased to know the National Park was a popular filming site for the Lord of the Rings trilogies. Your guide will not only walk you through but will also talk you through the Tongariro and New Zealand history including recent and past eruptions, the traditional regional legends and of course the Lord of the Rings filming sites. Tours depart at various times throughout the year depending on the season (see More Info section) and include return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro Base at the National Park Village. All hikers are advised to bring at least 1 to 2 litres of water, personal medications and appropriate clothing and footwear.