Tongariro National Park by wuzhengqin

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									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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