Tongariro Alpine Crossing Turangi Tongariro

Live Volcanic gateway from Turangi Tongariro with majestic breathless views of NZ's best one day hike where memories and friendships are made everlasting.

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.
 

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