Wind over Mt Tongariro and around Mt Ngauruhoe. See active volcanic craters, brilliant blue lakes, steaming geothermal areas and glacial valleys in this natural and cultural World Heritage Area.
The Tongariro Northern Circuit is 43.1 km and takes 3 - 4 days to walk. It is well formed and well marked, and in summer is suitable for people with moderate fitness and limited experience.
Located in Tongariro National Park in the central North Island, the nearest towns are National Park Village, Turangi, Ohakune and Waioura, in addition to Whakapapa Village - the main entrance point.
View the Tongariro Northern Circuit brochure (PDF, 3.075K).