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105 mi 169 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Recommended Routes in Tongariro National Park - 2

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Favorite Emerald Lakes.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tongariro Northern Circuit

27.9 mi 44.9 km 4,686' Up 1428.26 m Up 4,663' Down 1421.27 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
Favorite Looking back at the cascades on the Lake Surprise trail
Difficult

Lake Surprise Out-and-Back

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,755' Up 535.01 m Up 1,756' Down 535.18 m Down

Ohakune, NZ

Trails in Tongariro National Park - 12

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12.0 mi 19.2 km #1Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ 21 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Tama Lakes Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Taranaki Falls Trail
Easy
Ohakune, NZ
Easy
Ohakune, NZ
28.0 mi 45.1 km #442 Traverse
Intermediate
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate
Turangi, NZ
8.4 mi 13.5 km #5Tukino Skifield Access Road
Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
5.4 mi 8.8 km #6Oturere Hut to Waihohonu Hut Track
Easy
Turangi, NZ
Easy
Turangi, NZ
2.8 mi 4.6 km #7Emerald Lakes to Oturere Hut Track
Intermediate
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate
Turangi, NZ
19.8 mi 31.8 km #8Waitonga Falls
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
5.5 mi 8.8 km #9Waihohonu Hut to Tama Saddle Track
Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
4.6 mi 7.5 km #10Mangatepopo Track
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11Ohakune Mountain Road-Mangaturatura
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
7.1 mi 11.5 km #12Mangaturatura-Whakapapaiti
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ

Photos of Tongariro National Park - 48

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NZ Mountain Safety Council has created a video guide for Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Turangi, NZ
Lower Tama Lake and Mt. Ruapehu are quite beautiful when seen from the Tama Lakes Track.
May 14, 2017 near Waiouru, NZ
Emerald Lakes.
Jul 13, 2016 near Turangi, NZ
Looking northeast at the end of Tama Lakes Track, enjoy a spectacular view of Upper Tama Lake with Mt. Ngauruhoe on the left.
Apr 30, 2017 near Waiouru, NZ
Views of Ruapehu from the Mangatepopo Track.
Jul 14, 2016 near Turangi, NZ
Looking back at the cascades on the Lake Surprise trail
Feb 16, 2018 near Ohakune, NZ
Falls Bridge with Ruapehu in the background
Jul 17, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
Views of the back of Red Crater off the Oturere Track below Emerald Lakes
Jul 14, 2016 near Turangi, NZ