With a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its volcanic landscape and cultural significance, the Tongariro National Park is a must-see attraction in Rotorua, New Zealand. It is the oldest and the first of all National Parks in the country and is a marvel of nature with three breathing volcanoes - Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro in the heart of the park. This park presents its visitors with plenty of activities like walks and treks, skiing and snowboarding on Mount Ruapehu in the winters.
Tongariro National Park offers the visitors who choose to join the ‘Tongariro Alpine Crossing’ trek, with breathtaking views of the mountain and the landscape. It is considered to be one of the highlights of the park and the best one day trek in the country. This trek is a beautiful hike through the alpine meadows, native forests and volcanic craters of the park and besides the trek, the walks and nature trails through the park are a great place to observe the diverse flora and fauna here. Another attraction to not miss while here are the majestic waterfalls which can be seen on walks across the park in Great Lake Walkway and Huka Falls trails.