The Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre, also known as the Whakapapa Visitor Centre is situated at the main gateway to Tongariro National Park, New Zealandâs first national park and presently attracting in excess of one million visitors per annum.
The opening hours for the Centre are:
Summer: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm in the summer (November â March)
Winter: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm in the winter (April â October)
A 24 hour emergency helpline can be accessed from a phone in the foyer.
The centre offers: high quality visitor information and orientation, interpretative displays
two audio-visual shows, quality merchandise, weather and ski reports, track updates
hut tickets, maps, walk information