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Tongariro Crossing

Last week we, along with the boy and our friend Jess B, did the Tongariro Crossing. We have been wanting to do this walk for ages and had even travelled down to do it last year only to be told that the track was closed because of high winds. 387 more words

Hiking

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

What is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the best one day walks in the world through volcanic landscape. Mt Nguarahoe is also famous as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 748 more words

Travel

Extreme weather in Tongariro - A hiking story

This post is part of the Twenty Somethings initiative of Twenty7Zero3.

The experience of hiking is not just about the walking. It is about experiencing and interacting with the landscape. 850 more words

Travel

One does simply walk into Mordor...

After passing through a series of anonymous, forgettable towns, the bus routes converge on Turangi, after which the ride becomes interesting. As congenial as my time spent in Northland had been, the landscape was not my true ideal of New Zealand. 1,251 more words

New Zealand - Lake Taupo

As we made our way south from Rotorua towards Lake Taupo we drove through some incredible scenery. As we mentioned before, this area is incredibly volcanic and as a result there are many areas with hot springs, boiling mud pools and geysers along the route to Lake Taupo.  1,105 more words

Backpacking

Tongariro Crossing, like a boss and pizza by the lake

The Tongariro Crossing. What a walk. The scenery was unlike anything I’ve seen before. It looked like the surface of Mars. And then the lakes! You reach the summit and look down to see these stunning multicoloured lakes. 66 more words

These (hiking) boots are made for walking

When I lived in NZ, I had the excellent fortune of living just down the road from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  For the uninitiated the Crossing is considered one of the best hikes worldwide.   669 more words

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