Mount Ngauruhoe
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26Cath
Melbourne, Australia153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
As a young Kiwi in 1988 I did the ascent with a couple of other military mates. We drove down from Auckland and hiked up to the first hut on the Mangatepopo trail. The following morning we hit the trail early and scrambled up to the summit. Amazing views across Tongariro and Ruapehu and down into the crater. Well worth the effort…and this was before it was Mt Doom
Written 18 March 2024
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SPYC
Hastings, New Zealand678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Almost symmetrical, on a clear day it almost begs to be climbed. The easiest way is a diversion to the top from the Tongariro Crossing walk. Very picturesque with a capping of snow.
Written 26 June 2020
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Unexpectedly got views of Mount Ngauruhoe en route while traveling in a bus from Wellington to Rotorua and was flabbergasted. Next time will try and stay in one of the towns closer to this mountain.
Written 28 November 2019
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finlaygj
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
A stunning place to drive past or go in to Whakapapa and see all the mountains more up close. Great photo opportunities at every turn.
Written 15 April 2019
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Jirka Kotek
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Can not go direcly on top of the mauntain, since it is a sacred Maori ground, but even ike under Mr. Doom is unforgettable experience. The views are amazing. One of the best hikes I´ve ever done
Written 12 February 2019
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We were heading to Turangi to stay the night and were passing Mt Ngauruhoe just on dusk.
What a great scene. We stopped on the highway so that I could take some photos. It had some snow on top and looked fabulous.
Situated in the Tongarariro National Park this set of mountains are fantastic and definitely a must to see.
Written 12 October 2018
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iVeracity
Magenta, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
The first time we drove and Mount Ngauruhoe came into view it did not disappoint. In July it was snow covered and although we could not walk the Tongariro alpine crossing without a guide we walked as far as possible to the mountain. The walk is beautiful and accessible but you must be well prepared and have gear for all weather conditions. We started in beautiful sunshine with outstanding views of the mountain and returned in snow.
Written 6 August 2018
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Ced R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Climb Feb 2007 was great, tho really tough. Few people
Second climb Feb 2017 was busy and very tough. While descending, a rock the size of a full-size fridge hurtled down a zigzag course at huge speed and missed my partner by less than a meter. I was below, and fell backwards down sharp scree in my attempt to avoid it, suffering multiple cuts.
We were about 2/3 down. I presume it passed over me or close by.
Don't climb this mountain if there are more than a tiny number of climbers.
And consider a helmet.
Written 4 April 2018
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Janice P
Webster30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
We did the 19Km hike thru the park.. what an adventure. The weather was absolutely perfect . Cloud cover on a warm day, no rain, no wind. Glad we did it, but not sure I would do it again . Anytime soon anyways !! You are actually hiking thru and up and over .. Climbing on the side of a mountain with the edge at your feet with no barriers . Take a good rain coat , that protected me any wind/ cold . Sandwich lunch and plenty of water .
Written 30 March 2018
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IN_Travelers47906
West Lafayette, IN4,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings. It is an omnipresent fixture wherever you might be while in Tongariro National Park. Shrouded in clouds most of the time, be alert, as the clouds do clear from the cone from time to time. No matter where you are in the park, you will find yourself stopping to take photos of this magnificent volcano. Want a unique perspective? Drive up to the Ruapehu ski resort, and then either walk up the skree or take the ski lift for wonderful views of Ngauruhoe that most visitors never see.
Written 13 March 2018
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