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


Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre closure

The visitor centre will be closed on the following dates:

  • Saturday and Sunday, 21 – 22 May 2022
  • Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 May 2022.

Check if a DOC visitor centre is open

Call before visiting as some visitor centres may have to physically close due to staff shortages.

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
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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