From alpine herb fields to forests, from tranquil lakes to desert-like plateau, this multi-day walk is a place of extremes and surprises. You'll see unique and stunning landscapes including active volcanic craters, brilliant blue lakes, steaming geothermal areas, and glacial valleys.
The Tongariro Northern Circuit is a 43.1 km, 3-4 day track around the active volcanoes Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. It showcases the spectacular volcanic terrain of the world heritage Tongariro National Park.
One of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks, it is a well marked and well formed track with huts that are more comfortable and equipped than those on other tracks. It is suitable for people with moderate fitness.
Located in the central North Island, the nearest towns are National Park Village, Turangi, Ohakune and Taupo, in addition to Whakapapa Village - the main entrance point.
View the Tongariro Northern Circuit brochure (PDF, 3.075K).