Getting to the Tongariro National Park

How to get to Tongariro National Park.

Located in the central North Island of New Zealand, Tongariro National Park is the closest national park to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and is very accessible from State Highway 1.

The nearest towns are Turangi, National Park, Ohakune and Taupo. The small village of Whakapapa is located within the park. 

Regular bus services operate to Ohakune, National Park, Turangi and Taupo. All walking and hiking track transport arrangements (drop offs and pick ups) within the Tongariro National Park must be made before departure.