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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

State Highway 48 | Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Located in the heart of the Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa i-SITE (Tongariro Visitor Centre) provide expert local knowledge and free, objective advice on travel throughout the Ruapehu Region and New Zealand. We provide booking services for accommodation, activities, transport and more.
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State Highway 48 | Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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"helpful staff"
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"tongariro national park"
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"volcanic activity"
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"informative displays"
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"useful information"
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"local area"
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"gift shop"
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"for sale"
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"great info"
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"surrounding area"
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"native animals"
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"at reasonable prices"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting we found a whole host of wonderful information. When I asked for some information it was given to me by very nice people. Christine

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feld I the middle of the Nature a bit lost but I feld comford by the simple help and good Informations what they gave.I needed the help two times and always I can say you are a good Team.Sympatic and take time for everybody...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visitors center, good quality information on the attractions and hikes in the area. An interesting interactive center with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Rach4689
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff who take time to talk and provide information on the locality. Exhibits and information boards. If you are not sure visit to get up to speed.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I arrived at the centre at 4.50 pm when the staff were getting ready to depart for the day. We spotted the clothing for sale and by 5.20 we had clothes off the hangers all over the place. The staff were so...More

Thank Calicolodge
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

good point to get an overview on the region and to get lots of useful information , they do offer many maps, and give info about the history and the vulcanos

Thank Karlh
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Staff were informative and friendly, so much info and things to look at, places to sit and watch informative films, clean toilets, maps GPS alarms for sale etc

Thank Slartybartfast58
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The staff helped us with recommendations on which hikes to do and places to stay. There were also displays on the history of the park and the geological formation of the entire area, which kept the kids engaged while we planned our hikes with the...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This was one of our first stops, for information and a bit of the history and geology of the region. The exhibition was very good and put us in the mood for more exploring of the local area. Unfortunately there was a long queue to...More

Thank Grembo
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This has excellent displays about the volcanic activity in the park and history. You can also purchase souvenirs and get useful information about the many hiking trails.

Thank JJawandering
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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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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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