Popular Walks

The Tongariro National Park is a true paradise for walkers, trampers, and nature appreciators alike. It is home to the mountains of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, the great mountains of the central North Island’s volcanic plateau. You can walk through stunning alpine landscape shaped by lava flows.

Mt Ruapehu offers the largest ski fields in New Zealand during winter, but in summer it takes on an incredible moon like landscape. Travel on the Sky Waka gondola to New Zealand’s highest eateries, The Knoll Ridge Chalet, located at approx 2010 metres with impressive views, then explore the area at your own leisure. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a quick grab and go snack to a brand new menu of contemporary cuisine, all overlooking the wonder that is Tongariro National Park.

  • Lake Rotopounamu, 2 hour loop
  • Meads Wall, 30 min return
  • Mounds Walk, 20 min return
  • Ridge Track, 40 min return
  • Skyline,1 1/2 hour return
  • Silica Rapids,3 hour return
  • Tawhai Falls, 20 min return
  • Tama Lakes, 6 hour return
  • Taranaki Falls, 2 hour loop
  • Taurewa Track, 3 hour loop
  • Tupapakurua Falls Track, 5 hour return
  • Whakapapa Nature Walk, 15 min loop
  • Whakapapaiti Valley, 5 hours one way
  • Whakapapanui Walk, 2 hour return
  • Northern Circuit, 3 day loop
  • Round the Mountain, 6 day loop