FMC recently submitted on the new car parking restrictions proposed for Whakapapa Village in Tongariro National Park. The outcome of the consultation is detailed in the image below and makes the arrangements clear for summer and winter parking. FMC’s main concerns surrounded the requirement for people to attend the visitor centre in person for a permit for overnight parking (and full day parking during the winter).
We requested that a dedicated overnight and full day car park be put in place year-round. DOC have acknowledged that it would be ideal to have an online system, but have no immediate plans for putting this in place.
You can read our full submission here.
Click on the map on left to download a high resolution .pdf file.
Note, this is a separate matter to the ski field carpark and road access during the winter. We’ll have an update on that soon.
Photo at top: Lower Tama Lake and Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park. (c) Danilo Hegg