The essentials for your trek:
Tongariro National Park can be subject to unpredictable weather, and conditions can change quickly. It is important that all walkers carry the essentials for their journey across.
• Food and plenty of fluid, especially in the summer months. If you are planning on completing any of the summit tracks, ensure you have additional water supplies.
• Waterproof and windproof raincoat and trousers
• Strong, sturdy boots (you will be trekking over uneven volcanic terrain)
• Warm clothing layers: woollen or polypropylene thermals and fleece
• Hat and gloves
• Sunscreen and sunglasses
• First Aid Kit
Due to the rugged and alpine environment, the weather in the car park at the beginning of the track can differ greatly from conditions 1000 metres higher further up the track. Be prepared to change your plans and turn back especially when visibility is poor or strong winds prevail.
It is recommended that all walkers take transport to the beginning of the track to ensure operators know when to expect them off the mountain.