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Ngā Taonga o Te Ao - World Heritage
Kei roto ngā taonga ahurei me ngā taonga ataahua hoki o to taiao.
It contains superlative natural phenomena and exceptional natural beauty.
The park is one of only 24 sites worldwide which have World Heritage status for both their natural and cultural heritage. The natural landscape was acknowledged as a World Heritage Site in 1990 and the park’s cultural heritage was recognised in 1993.
In 1993 the park was the first site in the world to receive recognition by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) under its then revised cultural criteria describing cultural landscapes. This was advocated on behalf of all New Zealanders by Tumu Te Heuheu, now paramount chief of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, at the UNESCO Conference in Berlin.
Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Visitor's journey is ensured whilst enjoying views and scenic historical sights in and around Turangi, Lake Taupō and the Tongariro National Park. Choice of activities or café styles can be added too.