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Tongariro National Park

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Tongariro National Park 


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Administrators: Cameron Fraser, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Cameron Fraser on Apr 19, 2013
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Walking along the crater rim, Mt Ruapehu

Description 

Tongariro National Park is situated in the middle on the North Island half way between Auckland and Wellington. It has three main mountains Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. There is a range of hiking, mountaineering, ice climbing and rock climbing to be found here. Rock climbing is year round but in winter tends more towards mixed climbing. Mountaineering routes tend to be winter only, as most of the snow lifts off in summer. Most of the rock climbing is naturally protected, with only occasional bolts placed. The Tongariro national park area is stunningly beautiful, and is considered one of 28 natrual heritage sites by UNESCO. More information is contained in the comprehensive Tongariro guidebook produced by the NZAC and on the website (climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro).


Getting There 

4-5 hours drive from Auckland.


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Summit rim, Mt Ngauruhoe in the background

Summit rim via Glacier Knob Easy Snow  New Zealand : North Island : ... : Mt Ruapehu
This is the most popular way to access the Summit Plateau and Crater Lake. Start from Whakapapa ski field and head up one of several ridges or gullies untill you reach Glacier Knob. Continue up to the Summit rim. More information climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/mt-ruapehu...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The south face of Mt. Ngauruhoe.  As we discovered on our 26-mile walk, this volcanoe looks exactly the same from every angle...its a perfect cone.
The south face of Mt. Ngauruhoe. As we discovered...
Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu in spring. Most of the snow gone.
Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu in spring. Most of the snow ...
Crater late, as seen from one of the sumits of Mt Ruapehu
Crater late, as seen from one of the sumits of Mt ...
Mangatepopo Valley, home to many of the areas trad climbs
Mangatepopo Valley, home to many of the areas trad...
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