Hiker on Tongariro Northern Circuit with a view of Mount Ruapehu

Introduction

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.

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. Winter climbing to the mountain summits is suitable for experienced hikers and climbers only. There are also many rock-climbing opportunities in the summer season.

Mount Ruapehu is the spectacular location of New Zealand's two largest ski fields, Whakapapa and Turoa. Visit the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts website.

Each ski field is approximately 550 ha in size, and include a wide range of terrain types suitable for beginner to advance skiers and snowboarders. There is also a smaller ski field on the eastern side of the mountain called Tukino. Visit the Tukino website.

Contacts

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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