Emerald Lakes
Image: Daniel Deans | ©

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Introduction

From late October to April, explore the volcanic heart of Tongariro National Park, a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine views. From May to late October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow, avalanches and short daylight hours - only go if you have navigation and alpine skills.

Bookings are open for the 2023/24 season.

44.9 km loop

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (20 October 2023 – 30 April 2024)

Best time to walk the track - there are more facilities and fewer hazards. Bookings are required for huts and campsites.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2023 – 19 October 2023)

Walking the track should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people - facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional hazards.

Stay safe in the outdoors

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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