Emerald Lakes
Image: Daniel Deans | ©

Introduction

Explore the volcanic heart of Tongariro National Park, a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine views.

Highlights

  • Journey through dramatic (and active!) volcanic landscapes, glacial valleys, native beech forest, alpine meadows and emerald coloured lakes
  • This path winds its way past Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe
  • Explore a World Heritage Area of natural and cultural significance

Bookings are open for trips to 30 April 2021.

43.1 km loop

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (23 October 2020 – 30 April 2021):

  • Bookings are required for huts and campsites
  • Huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 22 October 2021):

  • Facilities are greatly reduced
  • Avalanche risk exists
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are not required – huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs

Video

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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