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Tongariro National Parklink

Karen Rainbow
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

A diverse and awe-inspiring landscape born from volcanic eruptions and carved by ice age glaciers, Tongariro National Park is a place of natural wonders and spiritual significance.Tongariro National Park holds dual UNESCO World Heritage Site status that recognises its Māori cultural and spiritual significance as well as its outstanding natural landscape. The three volcanic mountains – Tongariro (1968m), Ngauruhoe (2291m) and Ruapehu (2797m) – are officially active, though can be safely explored. Within the Park is the 19.4km Tongariro Alpine Crossing - considered New Zealand's best one day hike.