When in the Tongariro National Park, the 31 mile Tongariro Northern Circuit is a amazing three or four day tramp. Tongariro National Park is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. The nearest towns are Turangi, National Park and Ohakune. The Tongariro Northern Circuit circumnavigates Mt. Ngauruhoe (7,516 feet). Along this hiking route, you can expect to find a volcanic region with craters, mud pots and green volcanic lakes.
While the route typically starts in Whakapapa Village, you may want to start from Mangatepopo Road to better time the huts.
Overall, Tongariro Northern Circuit is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 15 hikes in New Zealand.