Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park

DOC Visitor Centre

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50 Rankers Reviews

49 Face-to-Face

9 DOC Centres

12 Tongariro / National Park Village

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Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds
Tongariro Northern Circuit - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Information

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOC Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:

•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Heritage sites
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Tongariro National Park World Heritage site
• Tongariro Alpine Crossing
• Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk

Details

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Location

North IslandRuapehuTongariro / National Park Village

Categories

  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

8:00am–5:00pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Reviews

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Nina Kletner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, small site.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Emilie Normand

France

Ranking: 10/10

They were very nice and very competent.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Liz and Alan Weathers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Had to pay for WiFi - great displays.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Damaris Mayer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of information about New Zealand, especially the creation of volcanoes.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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David and Stephan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information, due to bad weather we could not do the Alpine Crossing. They helped us to find a different track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 10/10

A welcome stop after our Tongariro Northern Circuit, very informative and cosy.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bet

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

The 'little Tongariro Alpine Crossing' is ingenious.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Nimh Oudhof

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

They can help you really well if you want to make a hike in for example Tongariro National Park.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Kim Lavener

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

All that we needed hung on their wall.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sarah Beyeler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Informed us, all information we needed was given.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Phillip

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Enough time to ask questions, good knowledge.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ann Winter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice staff, took time to inform us about our alternatives.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice guy. Helped us a lot. Gave us tips about National Park but also about our further travels.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014