Emerald Lakes
PHOTO: Daniel Deans ©

Introduction

Explore the volcanic heart of Tongariro National Park, a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine views.

Highlights

  • Journey through dramatic (and active!) volcanic landscapes, glacial valleys, native beech forest, alpine meadows and emerald coloured lakes

  • This path winds its way past Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe

  • Explore a World Heritage Area of natural and cultural significance

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Booking dates: The date that bookings will open for the trips between 20 October 2017 to 30 April 2018 is yet to be confirmed. The date will be posted here when confirmed with a minimum of 14 days' notice.

 

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Track overview

43.1 km loop

Walking and tramping

3-4 days Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (21 October 2016 - 30 April 2017):

  • Bookings are required for huts and campsites
  • Huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2017 - 19 October 2017):

  • Facilities are greatly reduced
  • Avalanche risk exists
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are required until 31 May 2016 – winter season fees apply
  • Bookings are not required from 1 June 2016 – huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs

Contacts

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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