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Tongariro National Park

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World heritage site · Hiking Trails · Ski Areas
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape. The mountainous reserve in the center of the North Island houses three active volcanoes--the aquamarine crater lakes that adorn these volcanic hotspots are widely considered to be among the best attractions in the country. During a trip to Tongariro National Park, many visitors choose to hike and climb to admire the lakes on challenging day excursions. Use our New Zealand trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Tongariro National Park.
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Popular things to do in Tongariro National Park

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Hiking Trail
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Horsemtrails
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Ohakune Old Coach Road
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Park
Active Outdoor Adventures
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Tongariro National Park

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Volcano
Mount Ruapehu
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Body
Tama Lakes Whakapapa
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Tongariro Northern Circuit
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Taranaki Falls
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Tongariro National Park

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Hiking Trail
Rotopounamu Track
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Silica Rapids Track Whakapapa
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Whakapapa Nature Walk
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Hiking Trail
Ridge Track Whakapapa
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Tongariro National Park

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Turangi
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Timber Trail NZ Pureora Forest Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Tongariro National Trout Centre Turangi
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Mt Ngauruhoe Turangi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Tongariro National Park

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Waterfall
Tawhai Falls
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Mangawhero Falls
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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National Park
Te Porere Redoubt
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Winter Sports in Tongariro National Park

Ski Area
Turoa Ski Area
1.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa
2.1
Duration: 8 hours

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