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Tongariro National Park, Turangi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

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...More

Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 6 August 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...More

Thank iVeracity
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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...More

1  Thank Ced R
Reviewed 31 March 2018

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...More

1  Thank Janice P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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...More

4  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Not the most beautiful mountain I've seen but really neat anyway. Knowing that it was used as Mount doom make it cool. The colours around the crater make it unique. This and the 3 blue lakes are the highlight of the alpine crossing.

Thank Kanaena
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Its quite an okay scenic trail , maybe due to my extreme bias taste i find it mediocre (despite being rated the best trail and so and so) while others find it quite the contrary. The highlights would be the two lakes or three on...More

2  Thank Lim F
Reviewed 28 December 2017

the breathtaking experience trailing around Mt. Ngauruhoe was it's something worth going all the way from Australia to NZ. Would do it again very soon.

1  Thank baskcat
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Our drive to Taupo took us past Mt Ngauruhoe. What a great sight . Lucky enough to see when it was almost cloud free. Situated in the Tongarariro National Park this set of mountains is a must to see. Snow capped and a prefect volcano...More

1  Thank dennisp859
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Being a freak of LOTR I was in awe of this mountain could just imagine the eye it was so much like mr doom

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