I woke up around 4:00 am on Tuesday morning to pack up for our day hike along Tongariro Crossing in Tonagariro National Park. The weather was iffy, but the park tour guides gave us the go ahead to hike without them if we wanted, saving us $100 NZ in the process. 548 more words
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Mount Doom likes to play games. The abominable, deadly weather kind of games.
After a long drive and a few days spent in the engaging town of Wellington, we decided we would drive back up to Tongariro to attempt the hike up Mount Ngauruhoe, more famously known as Mount Doom. 2,104 more words
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We had first seen the pictures of the Tongariro Crossing on Facebook earlier in the week. Our first thoughts? That’s a lot of snow. 870 more words
It’s at the ungodly hour of 5:30 that our lodge wakes up and scrambles together to get out the door at 6:30. I have an enormous respect for Nats, that road is crazy windy, has no lights, and its covered with gravel, and she’s driving it an hour before the sun starts to rise. 1,170 more words
The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most popular day hikes in New Zealand and with it’s unique and stunning geothermal landscape, it’s easy to understand why. 358 more words