Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk

Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the 9 Great Walks - New Zealand’s premier hiking tracks, passing through some of the most awe-inspiring and pristine landscapes. This self-guided hike on the 43km track through volcanic scenery takes 3-4 days.

$32.00 - $96.00

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Winding its way past Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, this Great Walk lets you explore dramatic volcanic landscapes including craters, glacial valleys, native beech forest, alpine meadows and emerald-coloured lakes in this World Heritage area.

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Great Walks facilities

Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), the tracks are well graded and easy to follow, with communal huts and campsites en route (booking is essential).
A reasonable level of fitness is required. Independent walkers are unguided, carry their own gear and cook their own meals.


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Physical address

Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, DOC Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 48, Whakapapa Village, Ruapehu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walks season: late October to late April. Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre - Hours: 8:00am–5:00pm daily
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Taupo airport is about 100km from Whakapapa Village
Proximity to coach terminal:
Road transport services between Auckland and Wellington stop at Whakapapa Village. There are bus and shuttle services to Taupo, Turangi, Ohakune, and National Park.
Proximity to town:
Access to the Tongariro Northern Circuit Track is from Whakapapa Village.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $96.00
Other charges:
Price includes self-catered accommodation in DOC huts. Track transfers are not included.

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