Tongariro National Park Ecosystem -
Located in the heart of the North Island, resting on a Plateau at the southern end of a monumental 2,500km chain of volcanoes, lies Tongariro National Park.
The unique ecosystem of the park combines idle and active volcanic activity with rivers, lakes, desert, forestry, grassland and a world renowned glacial environment. Spiritually charged, this sacred land provides an ideal balance of isolation and sanctitude with a perfect playground for outdoor recreation; comprised of the extraordinary Tongariro Crossing and Mount Ruapehu ski areas.
The exquisite mountains of Tongariro capture the heritage, religion and culture of the indigenous population, and their spiritual links to the environment; interconnecting them with their tupuna (god like ancestors). These peaks serve as a recharge area for numerous pristine aquifers, powering up the water that ﬂows within, with its remarkable energy.
The wilderness of these volcanoes and rigorous climate serve as living guards, protecting the virgin purity of this divine land.
The quintessence of Tongariro lies in the water.