Tongariro National Park
The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is an awesome one day adventure, taking you across spectacular and unique volcanic terrain.
You can see a cold mountain spring, old lava flows, active craters and thermal steam vents, not to mention the brilliant emerald and blue lakes - and beautiful native forest to finish.
See the special alpine flora and fauna of the Tongariro National Park, and magnificent views to mountains and lakes of the central North Island.
The Round the Mountain Track is a 4 - 6 day backcountry alpine adventure around Mount Ruapehu. It showcases the varied volcanic landscapes and alpine vegetation on the flanks of this active volcano and the North Island's highest mountain.
It is ideal for those seeking solitude, magnificent mountain views and a more remote, backcountry experience. There are six huts with campsites available.
Explore diverse landscapes ranging from mountain beech forest, tussock country and alpine herb fields; to glacial river gorges and gushing waterfalls; and the Rangipo Desert with its wind sculptured sands and volcanic rock