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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

Whakapapa Village State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Whakapapa Village State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Chateau Tongario Hotel for two nights and on the first night we went to the National Park Information Centre which is only a couple of hundred metres away to find details of walks in the area. The staff were very helpful...More

Thank TravellerCymruWales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stop for local area information. Maps and attraction brochures are available. Hiking trial info also here.

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is plenty of information to browse through but what was particularly valuable was the advice from the staff. They steered us to make the best use of our short time in the area. Thank you

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and give very down to earth realistic advice! I could spend ages in there just looking at the maps and all the available information, but better to get the advice and explore this magic area!

Thank CGOMEZF
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the Visitors Centre with it's knowledgeable staff and informative displays. A very interesting hour spent here.

Thank Marnie-kiwi
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative visitor centre with all the information you need before exploring Tongariro National Park. This should be the first stop on your visit

Thank kiwitraveler92
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Spent far too much money on lovely things and found out about some wonderful walks in the lunar landscape under the mountain!

Thank nzmermaidnz
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This visitors centre is literally the centre for all things tongaririo. Most importantly they give great advise and information for tramping and walking in the national park. Don't head off into the wilderness without stopping here first. You will get the latest weather updates, track...More

Thank genieNZ
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visit this place if you want to do day walks as they will give you good advise. This is also the starting place of most day walks. They have a free display of the tongariro volcano's.

Thank David_TanPuchong
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We walked up during a break in the weather and were very happily surprised at the exhibits and interesting material for visitors. Wished here had been a funky coffee cart of the like there too.

Thank nzdarl
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712rosie
12 June 2017|
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Response from stegeb | Reviewed this property |
The Taranaki Falls walk is a really nice half day or so walk that we never tire of We also like the loop from the visitors centre to the Whakapapaiti Hut it can be done i a day or as an overnight - ideally get a lift up the... More
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SOONSW
15 January 2017|
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Response from Roberto R | Reviewed this property |
Driving conditions in July are excellent . Consider an average speed of 80km/h for your time schedule . Have a nice one
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canadaadanac2016
29 January 2016|
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Response from SJPONeill | Property representative |
The sightseeing chairlift on Mount Ruapehu runs from the top of the Bruce Road on Whakapapa ski field (6km up the road from the Visitor Centre in Whakapapa Village) at 1100m to Knoll Ridge Café at 2000m. From the Café you... More
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