Bus Wellington to National Park
InterCity® operates daily Wellington to National Park buses with fares starting from $1 (+booking fee). The Wellington to National Park bus trip will take approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes.
Buses to National Park leave Wellington from the Railway Station, Platform 9 and arrive at the Station Cafe, Findlay Street, National Park.
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About National Park
National Park is a small town on the border of Tongariro National Park - the first national park in New Zealand, established in 1887. The village is situated at the base of Mt Ruapehu, and offers great views of all 3 mountains, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu.
Mt Ruapehu holds two of the country’s largest ski fields, whilst Mt Ngauruhoe is New Zealand’s newest and most active volcano. Mt Ngauruhoe was also used as Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
One of the main attractions in National Park is the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The Crossing is a day hike in which you can see cold mountain springs, active volcanic craters and thermal steam vents. The track takes between 6 to 8 hours to hike 19.4 km depending on personal hiking speed and rest stops taken. Shorter hiking options are also available.
For more information on various hiking tracks visit: www.doc.govt.nz