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1 May 2015: Reduced facilities and additional safety hazards from 1 May - 22 October 2015

The Great Walks season has ended on the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

From 1 May 2015 to 22 October 2015, facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider. Walking the track during this time should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people. For more information see Walking the Tongariro Northern Circuit outside the Great Walks season.


Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.

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  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing and ski touring
  • Walking and tramping
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      Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
      Phone:      +64 7 892 3729
      Address:   Whakapapa Village
      State Highway 48
      Mount Ruapehu
      Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
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