Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Bill ✔️ New Zealand Scene. A road sign near National Park, (on the way to Mt Ruapehu - Central North Island ski-area) for many years has had the skis graffitied onto the Kiwi symbol. There are Kiwis in the forest, so the sign is real.