IntroductionWalk to cold water springs that create a small oasis of flowers in summer.
From Labour weekend in October to 30 April, parking at Mangatepopo roadend is restricted to 4 hr maximum.
Ngauruhoe’s most recent lava flows appear dark in contrast to the older flows which are slowly revegetating. Under the headwall of the Mangatepopo valley, these cold water springs create a small oasis of lush yellow mountain buttercups and white foxgloves in summer.
The track starts at the Mangatepopo roadend, 13.4 km from Whakapapa Village on SH 47.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing booking system
We recommend visitors to the Soda Springs Walk book to use the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track.
Mangatepopo car park
Parking at Mangatepopo car park is limited. It is first come, first served and cannot be booked. There is a 4 hour parking limit for visitors to the Mangatepopo Valley.
There is no parking available for track users completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in full.
Unauthorised use of drones is prohibited. You must have a permit to fly a drone.
DOC does not generally approve permits to fly drones in this national park and we do not recommend you apply for one.
|Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 892 3729|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
State Highway 48
PO Box 71029
Mount Ruapehu 3951
|Full office details|