The biggest attraction of the park is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
During a one-day 20-kilometre trek, you will reach the above-mentioned Mount Doom, called Mt. Ngauruhoe (2287m). You can, just like Frodo, climb up and look at the crater. Opposite to it, there is another big volcano. Just understand that to climb the two peaks, you will have to leave the main route and take a few hours delay – but the view is to die for. The journey continues along the famous Blue Lake, which fills an extinct volcanic crater and is known for its turquoise blue colour.
There are three ponds that together makeup Emerald Lake and they will amaze you with its bright green colour caused by minerals from nearby thermal springs. If you still haven´t had enough of lakes, you can still catch up on the Red Crater from which you can see the largest New Zealand Lake Taupo. Prepare for the fact that you will have to share a journey with many tourists, yet – who wouldn’t want to come to the land of Mordor for a moment?