Tongariro National Park to the east and the Whanganui National Park to the West, in the middle of a true wilderness wonderland. The village is located near the base of Mt Ruapehu, at the intersection of SH4 & SH47 on the volcanic plateau, half way between Auckland and Wellington. It boasts great views of all three mountains, Mt. Tongariro, Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Ruapehu - a unique dual world heritage area, 300,000 years in the making. New Zealand’s oldest national park, Tongariro National Park is a dual World Heritage area.
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Visitors are strongly recommended to not park their vehicles at either end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Home to three active volcanic mountains, and iconic and majestic landscapes, Tongariro National Park is a land of legend. New Zealand’s oldest national park, Tongariro National Park is a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises both the park’s Māori cultural and spiritual significance, and its unique volcanic features. The villages of National Park, Whakapapa, Raurimu and Erua lie at the heart of this volcanic wonderland. They offer an exceptional choice of accommodation, dining, activities and services to create a truly legendary experience.