Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

May 19, 2014

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First national park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. Established in 1887, Tongariro National Park is a 79,596 hectare park that is both a natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage site. Centered around three active volcanoes, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro, you’ll find a number of Māori religious sites within the park, backcountry huts, loads of hiking tracks (including the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing), rock-climbing, and ski fields on Mount Ruapehu. Spectacular natural beauty, and you may even recognize some areas from the Lord of the Rings movies. A kiwi adventure getaway!