Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2491

This national park is located in the southwestern part of the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 795 km2. It contains mixed cultural and natural heritage and is on the World Heritage List. The mountains at the centre of the park have important religious and cultural significance for the Maori people, symbolising the spiritual link between the residents’ community and the natural environment.

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