Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
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DOC has procedural guidance that must be followed in Tongariro National Park.

Disclaimer: We are making these procedural documents available to members of the public to share best practice. These documents are only relevant to operation in Tongariro National Park. You may need further help to do the work described and also need to get authorisation. Caveats may apply.

Basic maintenance notification

For basic maintenance of your structure in Tongariro National Park you must notify DOC.

Basic maintenance procedures (PDF, 250K)

Works approval application

For any work beyond basic maintenance, you will need to apply for a works approval. To ensure your application process goes smoothly, contact us for advice. 

For a pre-application discussion or any general enquires contact:

Works approval application form 1a (DOCX, 268K)

Helicopter use notification

If a helicopter is required to carry out essential works within Whakapapa, Turoa or Tukino ski areas you must notify DOC.

Helicopter use procedures (PDF, 218K)

Machinery inspections

All machinery that enters Tongariro National Park will require an inspection by DOC unless it meets the criteria for an exemption.

Machinery inspections procedures (PDF, 296K)

Ski club vehicle off-road access permits

For off-road vehicle access within Whakapapa Ski Area to Meads Wall, Salt Ridge and the Rock Garden you will need to apply for an access permit.

Ski club vehicle off-road access procedures (PDF, 248K)

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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 7 892 3729
Address Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu 3083
Hours See visitor centre hours
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