Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Manawatu-Wanganui Region / Tongariro National Park / Mount Ruapehu
Situated within a national park, Mount Ruapehu represents not only the highest mountain on North Island, but also one of the world's most active volcanoes. Known locally as the "Pit of Sound," this 2,797 m (9,176 ft) volcano erupted massively in 1945, and rumbled again in 1969 and 1973. A small eruption in 2006 caused a 2.8-magnitude earthquake. Despite continued activity, the mountain's slopes feature two of New Zealand's largest ski fields, offering runs for both beginners and experts. Alpine huts owned by private clubs cater to adventurous climbers and hikers. Check the weather forecast before you go and bring basic survival equipment if you plan to explore on your own. By using our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Mount Ruapehu and other attractions in Tongariro National Park.
Mount Ruapehu Reviews
Mt Ruapehu, better known to Lord of the Rings film fans as Mt Doom is a must see. It really is a cone shaped volcano, rising from the plain, with just its foothills for company. You get some great..... more »
If you are traveling🧭 to North island🌴 then this is the must visit place to do outdoor activity, Sight seeing and we clicked lots of pictures. Most important thing is if you want to spend few hours.... more »
Went to mountain at weekend with kids. Weather forced closure of lifts but kids had a blast on the meadow and sledding. There was some great staff working in the area - very happy crew. One standout though a guy named Julius working the pommer lift. Really awesome with the kids and very patient with the novices - even remembered the kids names. Well done!
(Whakapapa) Amazing but one time we went and it got very foggy and got lost because tracks are not marked out very well up top. Otherwise amazing views and tracks, especially out west
Plan your trip to Tongariro National Park
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Hidden gems in Tongariro National Park
Trails in Tongariro National Park
Side trips from Tongariro National Park
Nearby attractions in Tongariro National Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Duration: 1 hour
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 8 hours
Plans to Mount Ruapehu by other users
4 days in Taupo, Tongariro National Park & Rotorua BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Taupo & Tongariro National Park BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Mumbai & New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Hastings & Ohakune BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Taupo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium