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The first time we drove and Mount Ngauruhoe came into view it did not disappoint. In July it was snow covered and although we could not walk the Tongariro alpine crossing without a guide we walked as far as possible to the mountain. The walk...More
Climb Feb 2007 was great, tho really tough. Few people
Second climb Feb 2017 was busy and very tough. While descending, a rock the size of a full-size fridge hurtled down a zigzag course at huge speed and missed my partner by less than a...More
We did the 19Km hike thru the park.. what an adventure. The weather was absolutely perfect . Cloud cover on a warm day, no rain, no wind. Glad we did it, but not sure I would do it again . Anytime soon anyways !! You...More
Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings. It is an omnipresent fixture wherever you might be while in Tongariro National Park. Shrouded in clouds most of the time, be alert, as the clouds do clear from the cone from time to time. No matter...More
Not the most beautiful mountain I've seen but really neat anyway. Knowing that it was used as Mount doom make it cool. The colours around the crater make it unique. This and the 3 blue lakes are the highlight of the alpine crossing.
Its quite an okay scenic trail , maybe due to my extreme bias taste i find it mediocre (despite being rated the best trail and so and so) while others find it quite the contrary.
The highlights would be the two lakes or three on...More
Our drive to Taupo took us past Mt Ngauruhoe.
What a great sight .
Lucky enough to see when it was almost cloud free.
Situated in the Tongarariro National Park this set of mountains is a must to see.
Snow capped and a prefect volcano...More