Mount Ruapehu: You can make it

IN THE CENTRE of the North Island,the sprawling Tongariro National Park is hard to miss with its three volcanic peaks of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe jutting out of the bare high plains of the Central North Island, southwest of Lake Taupō.‍

Key Features in the Central Volcanic Area of the North Island. Source: Public domain image from NASA Global Wind, accessed from URL https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tongariro_NP_satellite.jpg in February 2017. Text added for this post.

Mount Ruapehu has two skifields, at Tūroa and Whakapapa, and is very popular with skiiers from Auckland. I’ve also done three snowcraft and climbing courses on Mount…

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.