Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk

Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the 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.


$36.00 - $108.00


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.

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.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $36.00 - $108.00
Other charges:
Price includes self-catered accommodation in DOC huts (NZD36/adult/night). Track transfers are not included.

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.

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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

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