National Park Village borders the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park (Tongariro Crossing) to the east and the Whanganui National Park to the West, in the middle of a true wilderness wonderland. The Village is located near the base of Mt Ruapehu, at the intersection of SH4 & SH47 on the volcanic plateau, half way between Auckland and Wellington. It boasts great views of all three mountains, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings filiming locations) and Mt Ruapehu.
Come and see for yourself - you are always welcome at National Park Village Tongariro.
National Park Village has Tongariro Crossing accommodation from bed and breakfast, motel, apartments and budget backpackers - to treking supplies and hire. The Tongariro Crossing transport or shuttle leaves daily (weather permitting) from your accommodation to the Tongariro Crossing. You can join a group for a guided tour on the Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake or engage in a private tour. After a fun filled day there is a number of places to dine or to have a quite drink and see the sun set over the mountains.
In the summer you will find every thing you need to get out and enjoy the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks from hiking, biking and kayaking. National Park Village is the place to stay to start the two of the great walks in New Zealand, the Tongariro Northern Circuit and the Whanganui River journey, they are in our front and backyard!
One of the longest walking tracks in the world the Te Araroa - The Long Pathway includes 7 of our tracks in this region including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Fishers Track beginning at the end of Carroll Street in the National Park Village. You can spend a week in National Park Village enjoying the many walking tracks.
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You can enjoy the many smaller walks in the Tongariro National Park or join in the DOC Active in the park programme this summer, come fly a kite on the 1st of January 2013.
Download the PDF file on the Doc Summer Programme in Tongariro National Park. 2012-2013 summer programme version6 2.pdf
In the winter National Park Village is the ideal base to Ski Whakapapa and Turoa Ski fields on Mt Ruapehu, you can hire your ski gear, purchase your mountain pass, and have a great selection of accommodation and dinning options.