Tongariro National Park Chad Gillis CS100:12 Why is it a World Heritage Site It falls into three categories that make it a world heritage site i. to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria); ii. to contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance; iii. to be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features; Where is it? The park is located on the central North Island in New Zealand The closest towns are Turangi, National Park and Ohakune It is about 330Km’s from Auckland and Wellington Geography Tongariro National Park stretches around three volcanoes Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro The Pihanga Scenic Reserve, containing Lake Rotopounamu, Mount Pihanga and Mount Kakaramea are outside the main park area but part of the park. How To Get There The easiest way to get there is… Fly to Auckland, rent a car, And drive south about 2-3 hours to the park Pricing The average flight to Once you get to the New Zealand can Auckland airport you cost between can rent a car $2500-$4500 CND It will cost between On your way there $65 and $90 CND a you will usually stop day depending on in Toronto then L.A. what kind of car you or San Francisco want Before heading to Auckland Where to Stay A variety of accommodation is available in the towns surrounding the park. At Whakapapa village accommodation options range from campsites and basic cabins through to comfortable motel and hotel rooms. Prices can range from $20 for a Quad Room to $150 for a Family Suit What to do When Your Here Skiing / Snowboarding Tramping Canoeing Mountain biking Fishing When to Come You can visit New Zealand at any time There Winter months are June, July, and August There Summer months are December, January, and February So it all depends on what you want to do on when you should come In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC. History This was the first national park to be established in New Zealand and the fourth in the world In 1887 Te Heuheu Tukino IV then the paramount chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa, gifted the sacred peaks to the nation. Culture The main culture in New Zealand is Māori Māori is an oral culture rich with stories and legends Their language and culture has a major impact on all facets of New Zealand life Vast majority of place names are of Māori origin Other Features Tongariro is home to many amazing native creatures including New Zealand's only native mammals Birds you might see during daylight include North Island robins, fantails, parakeets and even a kereru Tongariro Power Scheme The Tongariro Power Scheme was designed to preserve and protect the natural surroundings as much as possible. It gathers water from the mountains of the central volcanic plateau about four percent of the country's total electricity generation.
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