Weather

New Zealand’s weather is unique and can present a challenge to all outdoor users, including walkers. There are occasions when the weather is unsuitable to undertake particular walks. Tongariro Guided Walks will endeavour to find a suitable replacement walk so that our clients are still able to enjoy the environment.

Weather Forecast

Metservice mountain forecast for Tongariro National Park is updated several times per day.  In winter this page also displays the Avalanche Advisory on the right, another factor that influences our walks at altitude such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
METVUW
provides New Zealand weather forecast information.
YR.NO weather forecast for Tongariro National Park

Web Cams

The Geonet website provides us with webcam images to observe the weather, as well as seismic information and updates.

  • Mt Ngauruhoe — This webcam shows the western side of Mt Ngauruhoe and the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Alpine Experience.
  • Mt Tongariro - These webcams show us the northern side of Tongariro, (the finish of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing) as well as a close up of the Te Maari Crater area, site of the 2012 volcanic events.
  • Mt Ruapehu - These webcams show us the Whakapapa area, (Ruapehu North camera), Rangipo Desert area, (Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe camera) and Turoa area (Ruapehu South camera).