Riverstone Backpackers Website

Tongariro News & Updates

Welcome to Riverstone Backpackers website, the new version is now live! The site has been developed to allow you to book your accommodation, but also as a guide to the Tongariro Region.

More content will be added over the next few months so if you are planning on visiting the region, keep checking back. There will be seasonal updates on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a regular fly fishing report, walking or mountain biking trip reports and google track maps that can be downloaded to your GPS or phone.

If you have stayed with us before we look forward to seeing you return, and if not we hope to meet you one day.

Haere ra aroha hoa

Rob & Heather

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Small Stream Afternoon Rewards Small Stream Afternoon Rewards Being First On The Water Is Not Always Important Often being first through the water is especially import if you are chasing fresh r...
Big Whanganui Rainbows Fighting Fat Big Whanganui Rainbows Extreme Heat & Fast Fishing A recent trip shows that there will be some big Whanganui Rainbows to be caught throughout the ...
Hinemaiaia Runs Slowing Hinemaiaia Runs Slowing Trout Spawning in Shallows The Hinemaiaia Stream at Hatepe Village has a well deserved reputation for being one of the better early season ...
Tongariro Autumn Spring $130 Semi Guided Return Tongariro Crossing Spring Autumn September-November & April-June: Semi Guided & Return Shuttle Walking Time: 5-7 hours Suitable for moderately fit people ...
Tongariro Crossing Summer $45 Unguided Return Tongariro Crossing Summer November to May: Unguided Shuttle Only Walking Time: 5-7 hours Suitable for moderately fit people Depart Riverstone for Mangatepopo (st...