A Special Place
In 1990, World Heritage status was granted to the Tongariro National Park for it’s natural landscape values, making it one of only three World Heritage sites in New Zealand. It’s dual World Heritage status (awarded in 1993) recognises the park’s important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding natural features.
Through positive and respectful relationships with Iwi the Ruapehu Ring of Fire seeks to authentically infuse Maori culture into the event experience partnering with Tangata Whenua to offer a range of real and special experiences.
The Ruapehu Ring of Fire aims for a positive net contribution to the natural environment. There will be negligible impact from participants moving around the mountain and the event will be underpinned by strong preventative measures and messaging about protecting the Park.