Emerald Lakes
Image: Daniel Deans | ©

Introduction

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

Highlights

Campsites: Good availability | Huts: Good availability from March

Bookings are planned to open in mid-June 2021, for trips that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.

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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