Central North Island
Aside from being New Zealand’s first, the Tongariro National Park also has dual world heritage status, which recognises the cultural and spiritual significance of the area as well as the natural one.
It’s a park that offers spectacular scenery and amazing experiences. The Tongariro Crossing is definitely one of the jewels in the crown. Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields are popular winter tourist destinations and the surrounding towns offer a myriad of options to visitors and locals alike.