Adventure into the Tongariro National Park and stay in this unique 80,000ha wilderness playground, you can hike the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ski Mt Ruapehu, climb Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom for all the Lord of the Rings fans) mountain bike one of the many tracks around Tongariro National Park, kayak down the Whakapapa river, or walk the many tracks.
The dual World Heritage of Tongariro National Park is in front of the national park village to the east and the Whanganui National Park is to the west. Check the Tongariro National Park on this great interactive map.
Two of the great walks in New Zealand, the Tongariro Northern Circuit in the Tongariro National Park and the Whanganui River Journey in the Whanganui National Park start in our region, these are multi day hikes, one kayaking down the Whanagnui River and the other hiking around Mt Ngauruhoe.
Tongariro Hiking and Trekking
Mt Ruapehu Snow Sports
Tongariro Walking Tracks
Tongariro Mountain Biking
Tongariro Scenic Flights
Whakapapa Adventure Kayaks
Tongariro River Rafting
Tongariro Quad Bikes
Tongariro Fishing & Hunting
The Tongariro Crossing is a one way track - you will need to arrange return transport. You will be away for most of the day. As this is a remote area, theft from and vandalism to cars left on the road is an increasing problem. We recommend you leave your vehicle at the lodge. We are sure you do not want to waste your holiday time in a New Zealand police station.
If you do not have the time to explore both of these National Parks then maybe some of following two to three day packages may suit you.
Adventure National Park have been delivering their great valued packages for over 10 years in the Tongariro National Park. They have their own Tongariro track shuttle service to the start of the Tongariro Crossing, the Tongariro Northern Circuit and many of the other walks in and around the Tongariro National Park. They are happy to assist in planning your visit to Mt Ruapehu the Tongariro or Whanganui National Parks.
In winter the mountains provide a huge playground for skiers and snowboarders at New Zealand's largest ski resort, whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park. In summer the area comes alive with hikers for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro Northern Circuit, around the mountain track and the Mt Ruapehu crater lake and skyline treks.
Many adventure seekers will mountain bike, raft the rivers, rock climb or just walk the many volcanic plateau tracks.
A great place to escape to!