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Tongariro Northern Circuit

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From the desert like plateau, through alpine herb fields and lush forests, to tranquil alpine lakes, the Tongariro Northern Circuit showcases just about everything that Central North Island wilderness can offer.

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Department of Conservation Great Walk the Tongariro Northern Circuit is a four day journey travelling through a landscape of stark contrasts, with phenomenal views completely unique to this World Heritage site National Park

The full circuit starts and finishes at Whakapapa Village, and the trail takes 3-4 days to complete, meaning you will need to book overnight stays at DOC huts. For full information and safety information please download the brochure below.



tongariro-circuit-brochure.pdf (5.42MB)

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