Tongariro Northern Circuit
|Tongariro Northern Circuit|
|Length||43.1 km (26.8 mi)|
|Location||Tongariro National Park|
|Maintained by||Department of Conservation|
|Website||Tongariro Northern Circuit|
The Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of the New Zealand Great Walks, is a three- to four-day tramp in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. The hike includes the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a day's march that incorporates the Northern Circuit's most stunning scenery. The complete trail forms a 50-kilometre (31 mi) long loop trail that circumnavigates Mount Ngauruhoe. Approximately 7,000 trampers complete the walk each year. This compares to the approximately 25,000 who walk only the Tongariro Crossing section.
There are three New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) huts around the circuit - Mangatepopo, Oturere and Waihohonu. A fourth hut, Ketetahi, was damaged in the 2012 eruption and is now only a day shelter. It is forbidden to camp within 500 metres (1,600 ft) of the track.
- Tongariro Northern Circuit travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Media related to Tongariro Northern Circuit at Wikimedia Commons
- "Tongariro Northern Circuit Turangi Taupo area Great Walk". New Zealand Department of Conservation. 14 September 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
- Ruapehu & Tongariro Recreation Areas (Map) (1st ed.). 1 : 50,000. large scale NZ topographic map series. Terralink International. 2002.