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The Tongariro Adventure: Part 3

This is a multi-part story of my Tongariro Adventure: Here is Part 1 and Part 2

The decent off Tongariro was again difficult, but after the scoria section, it felt like a breeze. 1,258 more words

Tongariro Crossing

Early on Saturday morning people of all shapes and sizes tumbled off buses and on to the start of the Tongariro Crossing track. At 19.4km it’s no stroll, with many steep inclines along the way to thin out the crowd. 330 more words


The Tongariro Adventure: Part 2

This is apart of a multi-part post on my 4 Day Tongariro Northern Circuit Tramp. Here is Part 1

My Phone alarm wakes me at 5:15am, I turn and groan slightly. 1,614 more words


The Inland Loop - 12th - 16th January

Before heading away from the coast for the inland section of our trip, we spent one night staying in Tauranga – a harbour side city in the Bay of Plenty. 937 more words

New Zealand

Epic Tongariro Crossing

With another gloriously sunny day forecast we had a 5.30am wake up to catch the bus out to do the famous Tongariro Crossing. Centered around a trio of snow-capped volcanoes, the Tongariro Crossing is one of the most breath-taking treks imaginable. 258 more words

North Island



  • We took the 2pm ferry to Wellington (which felt more like a cruise ship) and arrived at 5pm.
  • Watched a comedy show at VK’s Comedy Club…
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A long walk across a land littered with venting volcanoes: the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The minibus swung by Extreme Backpackers (NZ$60/night for a double with en suite) in Turangi at 6:00 am on the morning I was set to undertake one of New Zealand’s most popular day hikes: the Tongariro Crossing. 1,067 more words