2 days in Tongariro National Park & Tokaanu Itinerary

2 days in Tongariro National Park & Tokaanu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Whakapapa
1
Whakapapa
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
2
Tokaanu
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Whakapapa

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day
Whakapapa

Whakapapa ©
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Taranaki Falls and then fly down the slopes at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Whakapapa online itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport, Hamilton International Airport and Wellington International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Tokaanu.

Things to do in Whakapapa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Taranaki Falls
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Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu ©
Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu
Taranaki Falls ©
Taranaki Falls

1
night
Tokaanu

Tokaanu ©
You've now added Tongariro Alpine Crossing to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tokaanu Thermal Pools and then hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokaanu trip planner.

You can drive from Whakapapa to Tokaanu in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tokaanu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tokaanu Thermal Pools ©
Tokaanu Thermal Pools