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Tongariro Alpine Crossing , Tongariro National Park
Get ready for an outdoor adventure among some of New Zealand's best volcanic scenery at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Linking Mangatepopo and Ke
Taranaki Falls , Tongariro National Park
Plummeting 20 m (66 ft) over the edge of a large lava flow, Taranaki Falls provides good photo opportunities. Winding through red tussock and
Tawhai Falls , Tongariro National Park
Located within a national park, Tawhai Falls drop over the edge of a 13 meter (43 ft) cliff. The falls can be reached via an easy trail that
Tama Lakes , Whakapapa
Recommended Tongariro National Park tours
$38 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle, return transfer from Turangi.
Duration: 30 to 40 minutes
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Tongariro National Park
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape. The mountainous reserve in the center of the North Island houses three active volcanoes--the aquamarine crater lakes that adorn these volcanic hotspots are widely considered to be among the best attractions in the country. During a trip to Tongariro National Park, many visitors choose to hike and climb to admire the lakes on challenging day excursions. Use our New Zealand trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Tongariro National Park.
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The few accommodations within the park itself cluster around Route 48--the main road leading into the protected area--and consist of a campsite and two well-appointed alpine-style hotels. If you can't find a room there, look just outside the entrance to the settlement of National Park, offering a selection of mid-range and luxury mountain lodges on Route 4. Most of the options there offer free parking and complimentary breakfast.
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