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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)

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Address: Whakapapa Village State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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Great history info

A visit is a must - lots of history and information is available. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Orange, Australia
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Orange, Australia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit is a must - lots of history and information is available. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Maree C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very helpful staff. Lots to look at and maps/clothing etc for purchase for the area. Lots of history to read up on regarding tracks and the last eruption etc.

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Thank Jenflipcow
Waikanae, New Zealand
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of information about the park, its history, geology and animals, with staff who understand the difference between "walk" and "tramp".

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Thank AnnetteRM2015
Jerusalem, Israel
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends went to this National Park.. The visitor center was a wonderful preparation for the many hikes but the center itself is well worth a visit. The displays were varied and informative. The staff was helpful and informative. There was a small store that sold hiking supplies and souvenirs. We bought thermal leggings that were great.

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Thank Bracha K
Leeds, Yorks
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous walk, it is not easy with the Devils Staircase, but the views are breath taking, take plenty of water and supplies.

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Thank prs54fmpu
Whakapapa, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the visitor center is placed in the middle of one of the most amazing places in new zealand: tongariro national park - the stuff of the visitor center is soooo helpfull ! and you can do 1ooo of things here ! the tongariro crossing, cable car going up to the knoll ridge cafe, highiest cafe in the country, LOTR film... More 

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Thank renarainbow
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to find local knowledge of tracks and walkways. Clean facilities for public use. Good information about surrounding area also.

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Thank Cathrine M
Porsgrunn, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing view in this national park. Did the alpine trek, 20km 5-7 hours. If you want to, there is an active volcano you can go all the way up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Good clothing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Information Centre has an excellent display that shows the local area. Their environmental information was clearly portrayed and my 2 littlies - 5 and 7, were keen to share their knowledge with family, which they did clearly, about the problem predators and how they affect the native animals. Good displays of how volcanoes are formed and a great way... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very detailed and informative of the area - mountains, volcanos and nature. Also has a small shop. Information centre also has maps and leaflets for this area and surrounding areas.

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Thank Shelley B

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