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Tongariro Crossing

Distance:19.0 km
Duration:1.0 day(s)
Fitness Level:Above Average

Journey through a spectacular alpine lunar landscape on this Great Walk set in the shadow of volcanoes. Glacial valleys play host to emerald lakes, rock formations, alpine meadows and waterfalls in an 'out of this world' experience.

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  • Highlights

    Internationally Valued

    Tongariro Crossing

    A World Heritage Area, Tongariro was New Zealand’s first national park and the first in the world to be gifted by a country's indigenous people.

    In the company of Volcanoes

    Tongariro Crossing

    Experience a spectacular alpine landscape in the shadow of two volcanoes - Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.

    Lunar Landscape

    Tongariro Crossing

    The Red Crater and aptly named Emerald Lakes are highlights on a memorable journey across a remarkable volcanic plateau.

    Diverse Terrain

    Tongariro Crossing

    Pass glacial lakes, rock formations, tussock lands and even waterfalls within native beech forest as you walk.

  • Walk Details

    The Tongariro Northern Circuit is located in Tongariro National Park in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. It can be walked year round although weather conditions can change at any time of year. Each night you come to rest at basic but comfortable accommodation in DOC huts.

    New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Tongariro Northern Circuit in the Tongariro National Park.



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