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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOC Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information 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
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Tongariro National Park World Heritage site
• Tongariro Alpine Crossing
• Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk

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Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Contact

Email: tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-7-892 3729

Tongariro / National Park Village Address:
Whakapapa Village, SH48, Mt Ruapehu

Operating Season And Hours: 8:00am–5:00pm daily Closed Christmas Day

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44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

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Nina Kletner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, small site.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Emilie Normand

France

Ranking: 10/10

They were very nice and very competent.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Liz and Alan Weathers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Had to pay for WiFi - great displays.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Damaris Mayer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of information about New Zealand, especially the creation of volcanoes.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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David and Stephan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information, due to bad weather we could not do the Alpine Crossing. They helped us to find a different track.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 10/10

A welcome stop after our Tongariro Northern Circuit, very informative and cosy.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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Bet

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

The 'little Tongariro Alpine Crossing' is ingenious.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Nimh Oudhof

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

They can help you really well if you want to make a hike in for example Tongariro National Park.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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Kim Lavener

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

All that we needed hung on their wall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Sarah Beyeler's avatar

Sarah Beyeler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Informed us, all information we needed was given.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Award-2-24px Congratulations Tongariro National Park - DOC Visitor Centre

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2014 DOC Visitor Centres Finalist

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Phillip

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Enough time to ask questions, good knowledge.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Ann Winter's avatar

Ann Winter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice staff, took time to inform us about our alternatives.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Christina Perez's avatar

Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice guy. Helped us a lot. Gave us tips about National Park but also about our further travels.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Nina Kletner's avatar

Nina Kletner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, small site.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Emilie Normand's avatar

Emilie Normand

France

Ranking: 10/10

They were very nice and very competent.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Liz and Alan Weathers's avatar

Liz and Alan Weathers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Had to pay for WiFi - great displays.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Damaris Mayer's avatar

Damaris Mayer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of information about New Zealand, especially the creation of volcanoes.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

David and Stephan's avatar

David and Stephan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information, due to bad weather we could not do the Alpine Crossing. They helped us to find a different track.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Stephanie Piou's avatar

Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 10/10

A welcome stop after our Tongariro Northern Circuit, very informative and cosy.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Bet's avatar

Bet

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

The 'little Tongariro Alpine Crossing' is ingenious.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Nimh Oudhof's avatar

Nimh Oudhof

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

They can help you really well if you want to make a hike in for example Tongariro National Park.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Kim Lavener's avatar

Kim Lavener

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

All that we needed hung on their wall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Sarah Beyeler's avatar

Sarah Beyeler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Informed us, all information we needed was given.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Award-2-24px Congratulations Tongariro National Park - DOC Visitor Centre

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2014 DOC Visitor Centres Finalist

Phillip's avatar

Phillip

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Enough time to ask questions, good knowledge.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Ann Winter's avatar

Ann Winter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice staff, took time to inform us about our alternatives.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Christina Perez's avatar

Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice guy. Helped us a lot. Gave us tips about National Park but also about our further travels.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014