Hiker on Tongariro Northern Circuit with a view of Mount Ruapehu



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

Find things to do and places to stay Tongariro National Park

There are a range of fantastic mountaineering and climbing opportunities in the park in all seasons. There are also many rock-climbing opportunities in the summer season.

Mount Ruapehu is a spectacular location with three ski fields. Whakapapa Ski Area is accessed from Whakapapa Village. Tūroa Ski Area is accessed from Ohakune.

Whakapapa has approximately 550 ha of terrain and Tūroa 500 ha. Both have a wide range of terrain types suitable for beginner to advance skiers and snowboarders.

There is also a smaller club-operated ski field on the eastern side of the mountain called Tukino. Tukino is accessed by 4WD only from the Desert Road. 


Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 7 892 3729
Email tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu 3083
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