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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

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Address: Whakapapa Village State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Amazing view in this national park. Did the alpine trek, 20km 5-7 hours. If you want to, there is an active volcano you can go all the way up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen... read more

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing view in this national park. Did the alpine trek, 20km 5-7 hours. If you want to, there is an active volcano you can go all the way up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Good clothing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Information Centre has an excellent display that shows the local area. Their environmental information was clearly portrayed and my 2 littlies - 5 and 7, were keen to share their knowledge with family, which they did clearly, about the problem predators and how they affect the native animals. Good displays of how volcanoes are formed and a great way... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed and informative of the area - mountains, volcanos and nature. Also has a small shop. Information centre also has maps and leaflets for this area and surrounding areas.

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great facilities and very helpful staff. a must to visit before any undertaking of tracks in the area.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely presented and laid out. Staff are well trained and give out information with pride and interest in their region. Of great interest is their storyboards on volcanoes and Kiwis.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you would expect the visitor centre offers a wealth of information about the volcanic plateau. If such is not something you're familiar with then it's well worth your time to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful for information about the National Park and the walks and treks, useful for maps and directions and possible to buy clothes and gear.

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tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little info centre. Good for getting maps and local mountain and park info too.I recommend it if going hiking in this area.

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Northcote
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just the iconic Whakapapa Skiing great in season if you are compident Rustic and a challenge with a touch of adventure Great walking nearby

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Great staff. Very helpful and printed out our booking for us. Good advice about walk. Interesting displays in centre and gifts.

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