Central North Island alerts

Tracks and routes

Check track pages for the latest information about conditions and facilities:

Check webcams of the region at the Geonet and Ruapehu Alpine Lifts websites.


All three volcanoes are active and can erupt without warning.

Know the volcanic risks in Tongariro National Park and what to do in an eruption.

Volcanic alert levels

Check current volcanic status and alert bulletins at the Geonet website.

The volcanic alert levels range from 0 to 5 and indicate the current activity status of each volcano. Find out what the alert levels mean at the Geonet website.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


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