Tongariro National Park Visitor Information

Stay & Play at Tongariro National Park

WELCOMING ADVENTURE SEEKERS FOR OVER A CENTURY


Home to three active volcanic mountains, and iconic and majestic landscapes, Tongariro National Park has attracted adventurers of all ages since 1887.

With wide-open spaces, some of the best hikes in the world and must-see natural wonders, Tongariro National Park is the perfect destination for families, couples and explorers seeking adventure, fun and an escape into nature.

The villages of National Park, Whakapapa, Raurimu and Erua lie at the heart of this volcanic wonderland. They offer a choice of accommodation to suit all styles and budgets from family-friendly units to backpacker hostels to luxury suites and boutique lodges. You will also find an exceptional range of places to eat and drink, exciting activities and essential services. Everything you need to stay and play at New Zealand's first National Park.

Top 10 Things To Do

Plan Your Visit

Getting to and around the Tongariro National Park


Explore the area. Download the Tongariro National Park Visitor Guide or view maps of the area and our villages.

Visitors are strongly recommended to not park their vehicles at either end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Find out more about parking and transport to the park

Three Mighty Mountains

National Park Villages, Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu


Mt Ruapehu has two of the largest ski fields in New Zealand.

National Park Villages, Mt Tongariro

Mt Tongariro


The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 19km hike over Mt. Tongariro.

National Park Villages, Mt Ngauruhoe

Mt Ngauruhoe


Mt Ngauruhoe is New Zealand's youngest and historically most active volcano.

Land of Legend -

Where Adventure Awaits

Create Memories

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.