Tongariro National Park Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Tongariro National Park

Situated in the Tongariro National Park, which is both the oldest national park in New Zealand and a World Heritage Site to boot, the Alpine Crossing is 19.4 kilometers of beautiful and varied terrain....

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Day 1: Arrive in Auckland Day 2: Road trip through Coromandel peninsula Day 3: Thermal wonders of Rotorua Day 4: Tongariro crossing and drive to wellington Day 5: Ferry to south island and Marlborough sound Day 6: Arthur pass national park Day 7: Mt cook national park and lake Pukaki Day 8: Te Anau and a day trip to Milford Sound Day 9: Queenstown Day 10: Outbound flight We visited at the end of December, which is officially the start of summer in southern hemisphere....

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Top Places To Visit in Tongariro National Park 16 Spots

Off State Highway 47, Mangatepopo Valley, Tongariro National Park
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Weekend Getaways from Tongariro National Park  

Today you can choose from activities depending on your taste! But since it's your last day, you may want to just relax in each other's arms and not venture out much. If you do wish to go out, you can pick from two of the most popular activities in Auckland.For movie buffs, this will be a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) Middle Earth Tour. This famous movie was shot in many parts of New Zealand and the Hobbit houses are located only an hour away from Auckland. You can go for a half or full day excursion to these places. A typical tour will include a guided tour of the LOTR movie sets where you can see the Green Dragon Inn and the home of Bilbo Baggins. You will then proceed for a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.For those who wish to spend their last day in a more romantic manner, you can go for a full-day excursion to Waiheke Island for a food and wine-tasting tour. A guided tour and tasting at three of Waiheke Island's vineyards: Stonyridge, Casita Miro and Mudbrick followed by some olive tasting at Rangihoua Estate and ending with a splendid lunch. Just ensure that whatever expedition you pick, you are back in time for your flight back home.Activities for the day: Hobbit Movie Set tour or Waiheke Island food and wine tour.Cost: The Hobbit movie set tour generally costs around 340 NZD or Rs.15,700 and a Waiheke island tour costs around 155 NZD or Rs. 7,200 per person.

About Tongariro National Park

Heading south, your first point of call for the day is Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland- a site of amazing geothermal activity. You will visit New Zealand’s largest thermal mud pool, sinter terraces and stunning hot and cold pools of many different colours. Heading south, stopping at the mind-blowingly powerful Huka Falls en route, you will reach Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. Winding your way around the lake, you will reach Tongariro National Park, where your accommodation is situated in the vicinity of New Zealand’s three most active volcanoes: Tongairiro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. Overnight Tongariro.

Best Time To Visit Tongariro National Park

Best time to visit Tongariro National Park is from October to April
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