Tongariro hikers who park for longer than four hours at the start of the crossing will now have their wheels clamped. The Department of Conservation (DOC) has introduced a four hour parking restriction to try and stem the problem of overcrowding on the hugely popular walk – one of New Zealand’s nine ‘Great Walks’.

It’ll mean people planning to hike the entire Tongariro Alpine Crossing this summer – from October 21 to April 30, 2018 – will now have to pay for one of the shuttle bus services to get to the start of the track.

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This story was provided with thanks to Ruapehu Press.

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