Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about: Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks, track conditions, weather and safety. Hut and campsite bookings, heritage sites, cycleways, maps, marine reserves and conservation projects. Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people. Gateway to Tongariro National Park World Heritage site, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.00am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.


State Highway 48, Whakapapa Village, New Zealand.

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