From Volcano Peaks to Endangered Kiwis in Diverse Tongariro Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Located on the North Island Tongariro is the oldest park in New Zealand and the fourth national park in the world. The versatility in the park is peerless: from three active volcanoes to a number of Māori religious sites, Tongariro is a wonderful natural retreat in the country.

Many endemic animals live in the park, including kiwi – a national symbol of New Zealand. Unique plants grow in a rain forest near Lake Tapo. There are all year round activities within the park. Climbing and hiking are the most popular activities in summer, as well as fishing, biking, rafting, while skiing and snowboarding are the main activities in winter.

Why to go there?

Beautiful nature, many various activities.

When to go there?

All year round.

How to get there?

By train from Auckland or Wellington. By bus from various cities.

Lead photo by Mark Watson

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Matt Binns

Photo by Matt Binns

Tongariro National Park

Photo by Unknown

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Alberto Patiño Douce

Photo by Alberto Patiño Douce

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Arno Massee

Photo by Arno Massee

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Brian Hennessy

Photo by Brian Hennessy

Tongariro National Park-Photo by David Ducrest

Photo by David Ducrest

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Wouter J

Photo by Wouter J

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Zhi Yap

Photo by Zhi Yap

Tongariro National Park-Photo by Markus Biemüller

Photo by Markus Biemüller

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