The Tongariro Northern Circuit is a 44.2 km looped trail that starts and ends in Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand. The trail is considered to be medium to hike and has a total elevation gain of 1405m. Normally the trail takes 2 days to complete but can be finished in as little as 1 day.
The warmest months are December, January, and February and the coldest months are June, July, and August. The wettest months are June, July, and August and the driest months are March, April, and May.