Bit fed up with no dog signs everywhere. There's no native birds in the snow so why can't people take their fur babies into the snow for some fun away from the crowds. I get it in the Bush but even then dogs on leads...More
About Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
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Located just behind the Chateau Tongariro this Centre is staffed by knowledgeable people and has a number of educational exhibits as well as a good souvenir shop. Information regarding hikes as well as weather and local conditions is available. Located on a Maori sacred spot...More
We initially wanted to do the Tongariro crossing but due to the timing in the season, the worker at the visitor center informed us we wouldn't be able to pass certain parts without the proper equipment and technical skills due to avalanche risks. He was...More
A visit to this centre is a must if visiting Tongariro national park The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable The displays about the mountains and volcanic activities of the three mountains are really good There are videos of the local mountains during eruptions over...More
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
A must stop for local area information. Maps and attraction brochures are available. Hiking trial info also here.
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
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!