Tongariro National Park

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Tongariro, New Zealand
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New Zealand's First National Park and a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for both its scenery and cultural value, Tongariro National Park is a stunning place with beautiful lakes, desert like plateaus, active volcanoes and snow capped mountains.  This region, and especially some of the mountain summits are also of great religious significance to the local Maori.

Within the park, popular activities include hiking and climbing, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, rafting and mo.re

Popular tracks include the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb, the Ketetahi Hut Track, the Waitonga Falls Track and more.
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Situated in the heart of North Island just southwest of Lake Taupo.  It is 330km south of Auckland.
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Apr 8, 2009
Everybody will tell you that they died about three times during the crossing. Well most people do. When your fit you'll be doing it in about 6-7 hours if not it will take you about 8-9 hours. The devil's staircase is a bitch, but you'll get there!!! The haven't called it Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings without a reason!?! It is well worth the trip and after finishing it you'll be so proud of yourself. I would do it again if I had the change!
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Oct 30, 2008
If you can spare the time and are there in the right season (not too much snow) the Tongariro crossing is amazing.  The winds can be really high and the temps vary a lot throughout the day so be sure to pack plenty of layers!
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Oct 26, 2008
Nice place for a family ski or people who loved ski... Must go... Don't forget to wear your winter coat and gloves and others... You may be freezing in here....
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Apr 22, 2009
Great place to reset your limits!!! You have to do this while your in NZ! Beat Mount Doom and the Devil's staircase!
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Oct 2, 2009
Try a flight over the volcanoes, it's really sumptuous, especially in winter.
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