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Tongariro National Park Tours and Activities

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand and the 4th one established in the world. The park is famous for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the 19-km trek regarded as one of the world’s best day hikes.

The landscape of Tongariro is made up of different shaped craters that come in different colours, active geothermal areas, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and the famous brightly coloured emerald lakes.

Choose to do a full day hike or short sunrise and sunset walks.

You can also hike the Mt Ruapehu crater lake and see changing colours from deep green to pale blue to solid dark grey depending on the craters temperature.

Canoeing on the Whanganui River is also a great way to explore the area. The river is rich with Maori and European history where you will find the famous “Bridge to Nowhere”.

If you’re into photography, you can join a 3-day personalised workshop led by the award winning photographer, Richard Young. The workshop covers classic landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, macro photography, and long exposures.

1 Day Ruapehu Crater Lake Walk
1 Day Ruapehu Crater Lake Walk
North Island
Mt Ruapehu is the largest of the three volcanoes in Tongariro National Park and its last eruption was in 2007. Ruapehu's crater holds about 10 ...
1 Day Sunrise Tongariro Alpine Crossing
1 Day Sunrise Tongariro Alpine Crossing
North Island
From National Park or Whakapapa Village: Pre-dawn departures on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park has you on the top of Red...
1 Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing
1 Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing
North Island
This 19km trek in Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt ...
2 hr Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk
2 hr Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk
North Island
This spectacular Tongariro Sunset Guided Walk evening option works best for visitors who want to maximize their allocated travel day to or from ...
3 Day Tongariro Bespoke Photography Tour
3 Day Tongariro Bespoke Photography Tour
North Island
Join award-winning photographer Richard Young for a 3 Day Tongariro Bespoke Photography Tour in the breathtaking location of Tongariro National ...
Whanganui River Canoeing Adventure
Whanganui River Canoeing Adventure
North Island
The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through it. The river from Taumar...