VISIT Tongariro National Park:
Tongariro National Park was established in 1887, and has a total area of 194,279 acres (304 square miles, or 787 square kilometers).
|Address||State Highway 48, Whakapapa Village, North Island, 3951|
|Phone||+64 7 892 3729|
|Hours||Open 24 hours a day|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Tongariro National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Tongariro National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Tongariro National Park are January, February, March & April.
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Tongariro National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Tongariro National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Tongariro National Park.
|Abel Tasman National Park||1 km|
|Whanganui National Park||59 km|
|Egmont National Park||131 km|
|Kahurangi National Park||334 km|
|Nelson Lakes National Park||393 km|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Tongariro National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Tongariro National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Tongariro National Park.
|Wellington International Airport||WLG||Wellington,||245 km|
|Auckland International Airport||AKL||Auckland,||254 km|
|Christchurch International Airport||CHC||Christchurch,||540 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Tongariro National Park.
|Taupo Airport||TUO||Taupo,||67 km|
|Wanganui Airport||WAG||Wanganui,||97 km|
|Hawke's Bay Airport||NPE||Napier,||114 km|
|New Plymouth Airport||NPL||New Plymouth,||124 km|
|Palmerston North Airport||PMR||,||124 km|
|Rotorua Regional Airport||ROT||Rotorua,||137 km|
|Hamilton International Airport||HLZ||Hamilton,||151 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.