Tongariro National Park World Heritage Area

Tongariro National Park was given to the Crown by the Ngati Tuwharetoa iwi in 1887, and became New Zealand's first national park -- and the world's fourth national park.

The park is defined by its heart of active volcanoes that form the Volcanic Plateau in the centre of the North Island.

The park was inscribed as a World Heritage Area in 1990 for its geological and ecological values. In 1993 it became the first area to be inscribed for cultural values. 

Area
796 square kilometres
Established
1990
Maps
NZTopo50-BH34
NZTopo50-BJ34
Map
ID 8765

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Added 11 September 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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