Tongariro Northern Circuit

New Zealand New Zealand

Worth knowing

The Tongariro Northern Circuit runs for a length of 45 kilometers through New Zealand.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 2 days to walk the Tongariro Northern Circuit.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in unmanaged huts and on campsites.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Tongariro Northern Circuit

45 km
Elevation gain
1.450 m
Elevation loss
1.450 m
Highest Point
Red Crater / 1.868 m
Lowest Point
1.075 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
45 km
1.450 m
1.450 m
Red Crater
1.868 m
1.075 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Tongariro Northern Circuit
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in unmanaged huts
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Tongariro Northern Circuit
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit is:


Arrival to the Tongariro Northern Circuit

You will arrive via Auckland International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 4 hours.

Departure from the Tongariro Northern Circuit

Departure is via Auckland International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Tongariro Northern Circuit

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