Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
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Introduction

Visit the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre to learn about the natural and cultural values of the park.

Highlights

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DOC's response to COVID-19.

The Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre is located at Whakapapa Village, the main gateway into Tongariro National Park – New Zealand’s first national park and dual world heritage area. 

The centre was first established in the 1960s and was redeveloped in 2001.

Opening hours

8 am – 4:30 pm daily

Closed Christmas day (25 December).

Information and services you can find here

  • hiking track information and current conditions
  • weather, ski field, and avalanche reports
  • exhibits on the volcanoes, māori mythology, flora and fauna
  • a 3D model of the national park
  • audio-visual displays
  • quality merchandise including books, postcards, clothing and gifts
  • hut tickets and Great Walk reservations
  • topographical maps and brochures
  • dog control and hunting permits
  • 24 hour access foyer with weather and track information.
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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