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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
State Highway 48 | Whakapapa Village, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This wonderful museum, store and activity center give out invaluable advice and even souvenirs of the area. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendl-they try their best to facilitate everyone’s Adventures and encourage safety in all our of our pursuits. We realized after viewing their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for information and reasonable clothing. good to have a look round for either walkers or just visitors

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaneneKerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to register our intention to walk the Tongariro Northern Circuit. This was the first Great Tramp we had done and were a bit worried about how to proceed etc. The person we dealt with was very helpful and guided us through each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vintage film footage of the volcano erupting was very educational. The visitor centre staff gave good advice and were very knowledgeable about the area. It was fascinating to hear a staff member tactfully advise that the Tongariro Crossing was not suitable for a baby...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petethebirder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative local info and good guides on the various hikes and maps enabling us to plan the hikes that were right for us spot on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent and helpful information on both the local area and further away. In addition the exhibitions re the botanical and volcanic features of the surrounding area are excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A good iSite, although a bit disappointed with staff knowledge of the major walking tracks and conditions. The advice provided was not brilliant. A pleasant place to visit, though, with excellent history and geographic displays.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Howard K
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I learned a lot about the history of the volcanos, their recent eruptions, and the reasons the kiwi are endangered.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letrips66
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The young women here were very helpful in finding me hikes that were suitable for my fitness and time I wanted to spend. Pop in, they have all kinds of souvenirs as well as information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeppiBrisbane_
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre had some interesting displays and information about the area and wildlife, including previous volcanic eruptions. Some nice things in the shop too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mia F
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Response from PhilipB580 | Reviewed this property |
Yes There are several options. Across the road, on the side of the road (outside the centre), and up the side road (just before the centre).
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