Tongariro National Park Weather

Weather in the Tongariro National Park can be unpredictable. However, everyday Adrift Tongariro brings you the Tongariro weather forecast for the next 24 hours. Check out the following weather report on our Soundcloud Channel.

You may also check the latest weather from the New Zealand Metservice.

Additional weather information from the Department of Conservation:

  • Alpine environment with rapidly changing weather conditions at all times of the year. It is common to experience strong wind, high rainfall, heavy snowfall and rapid changes in temperature, even in summer. Check the Tongariro National Park weather forecast (external site) on the MetService website.
  • Volcanic risk. This is an active volcanic area, and eruptions are possible at any time without warning. Active volcanic vents on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing are Mount Ngauruhoe, Red Crater, and Te Maari Craters. Volcanic hazard zones surround all of these vents. If you are within one of these areas when an eruption happens, you may be in danger. Know the volcanic risks and what to do in an eruption. Check the latest volcanic activity information before you go, at the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre and on the Geonet website (external site).
  • Winter snow. Do not attempt this trip when snow is present unless you are experienced in the backcountry and have an ice axe, crampons and are experienced in avalanche terrain. Visit (external site) for updated avalanche forecasts. In winter, the use of a guide is highly recommended