Tongariro National Park, NZ

Tongariro National Park

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VISIT Tongariro National Park:

Park Details

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
HoursOpen 24 hours a day
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation6565647177861008176867583
Avg Temp696865605551505154586166
Max Temp777673686358565862677175
Avg Temp525350474442404041444650
Min Temp414239363331303031333439
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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.

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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.

NameDistance
Abel Tasman National Park1 km
Whanganui National Park59 km
Egmont National Park131 km
Kahurangi National Park334 km
Nelson Lakes National Park393 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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 245 km
Auckland International AirportAKLAuckland, 254 km
Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 540 km
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Taupo AirportTUOTaupo, 67 km
Wanganui AirportWAGWanganui, 97 km
Hawke's Bay AirportNPENapier, 114 km
New Plymouth AirportNPLNew Plymouth, 124 km
Palmerston North AirportPMR, 124 km
Rotorua Regional AirportROTRotorua, 137 km
Hamilton International AirportHLZHamilton, 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.