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Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre (Whakapapa Visitor Centre)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa i-SITE (Tongariro Visitor Centre) provide expert local knowledge and free, objective advice on travel throughout the Ruapehu Region and New Zealand. We provide booking services for accommodation, activities, transport and more.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 7, 2014

They were helpful and honest about the condition of the snow which we appreciated. It helped us make our decision easily

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great info centre to gain local knowledge and see the history of the area. good little gift shop also

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Must see in the Tongariro National Park. Learn how to look after our mountain, its history and people. Many displays. The staff know local knowledge so ask about the hikes to take, weather, maps. They will point you in the right direction,

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Interesting. Tells about mountains. Things to buy. Sounded like staff knew about area. Heard them talking to other people.

1  Thank 1811027Denise
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The visitors centre is certainly worth the stop to get information about the hikes in the area. Maps are provided free of charge and the staff pointed us in the right direction by offering suggestions as to which side of the loop to take first in order to get a good view of the waterfalls. The centre also has information about the geological formations, lots of books for purchase and souvenirs. Don't go on any hikes or mountains without stopping here first!

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