Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1990
Size of heritage: 79,596 ha
In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. The mountains at the heart of the park have cultural and religious significance for the Maori people and symbolize the spiritual links between this community and its environment. The park has active and extinct volcanoes, a diverse range of ecosystems and some spectacular landscapes.
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Medium airport - 28 mi (46 km) Tokoroa Airfield
Small airport - 37 mi (60 km) Rotorua Regional Airport
Medium airport - 58 mi (94 km) Taharoa Aerodrome
Small airport - 59 mi (95 km) Hamilton International Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (96 km) Matamata Glider Airport
Small airport - 68 mi (110 km) Raglan Airfield
Small airport - 73 mi (118 km) Tauranga Airport
Medium airport - 79 mi (128 km) Auckland International Airport
Large airport - 125 mi (201 km) Wellington International Airport
Large airport - 185 mi (299 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- New Plymouth
- Palmerston North
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.