Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro National Park, located in the central North Island of New Zealand, is a land of stark contrasts and ancient legends. As the country's oldest national park and a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's recognized not just for its natural beauty but also for its cultural significance to the Maori people.

The park's dramatic landscapes are anchored by three active volcanoes: Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and Ruapehu. These mighty peaks are entwined in Maori lore and are considered tapu (sacred), embodying the spiritual connection between the Maori and their environment. The silhouettes of these mountains against the horizon, often capped with snow, are emblematic of the region.

The terrain of Tongariro National Park is diverse, ranging from alpine meadows and tranquil lakes to barren lava plateaus and steaming geothermal areas. The contrasting colors of the Emerald Lakes, the azure expanse of the Blue Lake, and the vastness of the Tama Lakes are but a few of the park's many wonders.

One of the most renowned treks in the world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, traverses through this volcanic wonderland. This day-long hike covers a distance of about 19.4 kilometers and takes adventurers through a journey of craters, ancient lava flows, and sulfuric vents, offering panoramic views that are nothing short of breathtaking.

The park's biodiversity is equally captivating. Its varying altitudes and climates provide habitats for a range of species, from the native bellbird and tui to the robust alpine flora. During winters, the slopes of Mount Ruapehu transform into a skiing and snowboarding haven, drawing enthusiasts from all over.

Nearby, Whakapapa and Turangi serve as gateways to the park, providing accommodations, amenities, and insights into the rich Maori heritage integral to the region's identity.

In essence, Tongariro National Park is where myth meets majesty. Its landscapes tell tales of ancient eruptions and Maori legends, while its trails beckon adventurers to explore the very heart of New Zealand's geothermal and volcanic grandeur. Whether it's the allure of its fiery peaks, the serenity of its lakes, or the whispers of its legends, the park offers an immersive experience, deeply rooted in nature and culture.

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Geeky Facts about Tongariro National Park

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Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu volcanoes are located in the park.

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The park has a dual UNESCO World Heritage status for its Māori cultural significance and its landscape.

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Rarely seen birds such as kaka, karearea and kakariki live in the park.

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New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

New Zealand Uncovered (Northbound)

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New Zealand Amplified (Southbound)

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Remarkable New Zealand - 20 days

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New Zealand - North Island Multisport

New Zealand - North Island Multisport

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8 days from

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New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

New Zealand Northern Trail (Southbound)

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North Island Volcanic Adventure

North Island Volcanic Adventure

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£3,736 / person

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New Zealand's North Island Adventure (Northbound)

New Zealand's North Island Adventure (Northbound)

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Legendary New Zealand

Legendary New Zealand

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Premium New Zealand North Island

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New Zealand Uncovered (Southbound)

New Zealand Uncovered (Southbound)

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New Zealand Amplified (Northbound)

New Zealand Amplified (Northbound)

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Trekking in New Zealand

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Ultimate North Island Adventure

Ultimate North Island Adventure

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New Zealand Multisport

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Trails of New Zealand

Trails of New Zealand

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Premium New Zealand Encompassed

Premium New Zealand Encompassed

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Walking in New Zealand

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New Zealand Northern Trail (Northbound)

New Zealand Northern Trail (Northbound)

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Ultimate New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

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New Zealand's North Island Adventure (Southbound)

New Zealand's North Island Adventure (Southbound)

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