Winding its way over Mt Tongariro and around Mt Ngauruhoe is the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of the Great Walks of New Zealand.
This walk passes through unique and stunning landforms including volcanic craters and glacial valleys.
Established in 1887, Tongariro was the first national park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. It is also a dual World Heritage area, a status that recognises the park’s important Māori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
It is a place of extremes and surprises, a place to explore and remember. From herb fields to forests, from tranquil lakes to desert-like plateau and active volcanoes - Tongariro has them all.
Hut and campsite bookings are essential all year round.
Tongariro National Park is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is the closest national park to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and is very accessible from State Highway 1.
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