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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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Just the iconic Whakapapa Skiing great in season if you are compident Rustic and a challenge with a touch of adventure Great walking nearby

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Northcote
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just the iconic Whakapapa Skiing great in season if you are compident Rustic and a challenge with a touch of adventure Great walking nearby

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great staff. Very helpful and printed out our booking for us. Good advice about walk. Interesting displays in centre and gifts.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Whakapapa, this is a must-see facility. It is also an interactive museum in addition to a visitor centre and has lots of valuable information about the park. If you are even thinking about doing any of the hikes including the Tongariro crossing, be sure to stop here. The store also carries some basic supplies for the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by at the start of our Tongariro Northern Circuit walk and the staff helped us change our route and modify our booking to avoid potentially dangerous conditions for the crossing. After we completed our walk avoiding crossing in 80km/h winds, the other staff we talked to gave us helpful suggestions for our next destination (Rotorua) and told us... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately unable to do the crossing due to inclement weather, they were very helpful in suggesting other hikes.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre is very informative with helpful staff. The gift shop also has good quality reasonably priced souvenirs.

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Kemptonpark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the volcano at whakapapa and were very impressed with the facilities they had on site Although we did not stay over they had mountain huts for hire The restaurant and souvenir shop was n bit pricey but as we all know they cater for the tourist. Went up with the cable car to the top and I was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual we had excellent help from the staff at the Visitor Centre and the i-Site. We were looking for a good walk for an hour or two and were given three choices. We also wanted to make a reservation for accommodation in one night's tome and found the I-Site person to be very willing to get a good result... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to stop to get all your information you need for the Tongarior passing. They gave us weather reports, best time/day for crossing, help book us a shuttle for the morning climb and gave us information of where to stay and eat while visiting. The staff was way to nice and helpful cant say enough!! Thanks!!

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Visitor Center has some great exhibits about the area, the Maori, Kiwi's and more.But the best part is the rangers on staff. They are very helpful and giving you options on the Tracks or Walks, depending on how much time you have. There's also gear available in case you didn't come prepared for hiking/tramping. Great hikes abound here so... More 

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