Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is situated in the middle of the North Island, just south of Lake Taupō. This UNESCO World Heritage site covers almost 80,000 hectares of awe-inspiring landscapes.

The mountains of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe dominate the area. Access its diverse terrain from a variety of neighbouring towns including Ohakune, Turangi or Taumarunui. Or base yourself, right in the heart of the National Park, at Whakapapa and National Park Villages.

The Tongariro National Park is most famous for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the large ski fields of Whakapapa and Tūroa on Mount Ruapehu. But there is a huge variety of activities to enjoy in and around the park year round.

This stunning location offers you the opportunity to spend some time exploring the great outdoors. Walks, hikes and bike rides for every age and ability are easy to access. They’re perfect for day trips or multi-day adventures.