Caring for our Environment

New Zealand’s National Parks represent a glimpse of our environment as it once was. They form cultural icons that connect the people to the land.

Tongariro National Park was established in 1887. It was the first national park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. The area is beautifully stark and rugged with its dramatic, volcanic-formed landscape incorporating mountain peaks, alpine herb fields, native trees, lakes, streams and desert-like land. 

Its Dual World Heritage status was given because of it’s special naturally formed volcanic landscape and ecosystems as well as its special Maori cultural and spiritual values.

We respectfully request that all visitors adhere to the following Environmental Care Code:

  • Protect plants and animals
  • Remove all rubbish
  • Keep streams and lakes clean
  • Camp carefully
  • Keep to the track
  • Consider others
  • Respect cultural heritage
  • Leave the land undisturbed.