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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

State Highway 48 | Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Located in the heart of the Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa i-SITE (Tongariro Visitor Centre) provide expert local knowledge and free, objective advice on travel throughout the Ruapehu Region and New Zealand. We provide booking services for accommodation, activities, transport and more.
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State Highway 48 | Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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"helpful staff"
in 21 reviews
"tongariro national park"
in 20 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 9 reviews
"informative displays"
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"for sale"
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"weather conditions"
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"useful information"
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"local area"
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"flora and fauna"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
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"great info"
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"alpine crossing"
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"surrounding area"
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"at reasonable prices"
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"great exhibits"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great information and really helpful staff. We enjoyed the range of information, and the way it was laid out. Wonderful setting!

Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was with a group completing a crossing to Waihohonu Hut. Had to turn back due to one of party having injury from previous day that was aggravating him during tramp, and didn't want it to get worse. Upon arriving at visitor centre, tried to contact...More

Thank BruceHendrie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked one-half of the Alpine Crossing due to expected bad weather. More than enough, about 19K. We hike up to the lakes and then back. Need to be in shape for the climb, but not overly difficult. Spectacular setting and scenery. From lush and...More

Thank glenn s
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Like any other DOC center in New Zealand, this one too is a haven of information, helpful staff and great learning center. The staff has the latest information regarding the weather, trail conditions, safeties, etc and please you must inform them before starting a hike....More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great helpful team. The displays and interactive displays are very informative but also get the kids interested in what the area has to offer. From an adult point of view very helpful and informative, talk to these guys if thinking of doing the crossing outside...More

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Worth stopping by if you are visiting the park. Very helpful staff suggested some hikes that met our time frame and ability. The exhibits and information about the volcanoes and local wildlife were very good.

Thank John N
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

at the counter you can have maps with the trails around the village. On top of that you can have knowledgeable help in chosen between the trails

Thank hogsted
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Helpful staff, worth a stop if you are doing any hikes in the area for maps and advice on weather conditions.

Thank tropicalsundae
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I was planning to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and needed some info about that, so I went to the centre to talk to someone. What a pleasant surprise: there is enough interesting stuff to see and do to keep you busy for quite a...More

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Knowledgeable and helpful service from the National Park rangers; not only did they offer valuable advice on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing including weather, they also took us through other beautiful walks from the same Visitor centre with maps. There were two extremely good walks -...More

Thank NRB20132013
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12 June 2017|
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Response from stegeb | Reviewed this property |
The Taranaki Falls walk is a really nice half day or so walk that we never tire of We also like the loop from the visitors centre to the Whakapapaiti Hut it can be done i a day or as an overnight - ideally get a lift up the... More
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15 January 2017|
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Response from Roberto R | Reviewed this property |
Driving conditions in July are excellent . Consider an average speed of 80km/h for your time schedule . Have a nice one
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