Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Located on the North Island Tongariro is the oldest park in New Zealand and the fourth national park in the world. The versatility in the park is peerless: from three active volcanoes to a number of Māori religious sites, Tongariro is a wonderful natural retreat in the country.
Many endemic animals live in the park, including kiwi – a national symbol of New Zealand. Unique plants grow in a rain forest near Lake Tapo. There are all year round activities within the park. Climbing and hiking are the most popular activities in summer, as well as fishing, biking, rafting, while skiing and snowboarding are the main activities in winter.
Why to go there?
Beautiful nature, many various activities.
When to go there?
All year round.
How to get there?
By train from Auckland or Wellington. By bus from various cities.
Lead photo by Mark Watson
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