National Park does not qualify the criteria for review, but for growth reasons is in included. National Park is a second alpine town for consideration during the ski season.

Accommodation, bars and hotels all available for the snow bound tourists and with a backpacker leaning.

Originally the town was known as Waimarino (calm waters). In 1926 the New Zealand Railways renamed the railway station as National Park. This was to avoid confusion with other Waimarino entities and also the name had come into common usage from its location relative to the Tongariro National Park.

The village has great views of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings filming locations) and Mt Ruapehu.

National Park is a small day to day community and is a recent growth town.

The National park rail station is also a museum in action.

National Park has two hotels.

National Park also has a War Memorial on the main on highway one.

If considering a mountain or ski trip National Park is an accommodation consideration


Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course