Emerald Lakes, Red Crater, and Mt Ngauruhoe, viewed from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Introduction

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track crosses stark and spectacular volcanic terrain.

Highlights

Among its highlights are steaming vents and hot springs, old lava flows, beautiful water-filled explosion craters and stunning views. On clear days you can see Mount Taranaki in the west, Mount Ngauruhoe, the Kaimanawa Ranges, Lake Taupo and beyond. 

Contacts

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
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