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Tongariro National Park

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North Island, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park

Our first days on the North Island and we are at the impressive Tongariro National Park. We have been touring around the South Island for the past 3 weeks, which we absolutely loved! And our last week of our New Zealand Tour is dedicated to the North Island. And one of the places I have been looking forward to so much to visit on the North Island is the Tongariro National Park where the plan is to do the long and famous dayhike called "Tongariro Alpine Crossing". A very challenging hike, but it looks so spectacular, so without a doubt on my must-do dream list!

I have it all planned out, and trained at home to get in shape.... but, but, sometimes travel plans do not go as expected. And unfortunately for the past few days I got sick with quite a high feber... no way I could do this hike :-( But still I managed to enjoy a bit of the spectacular nature of the Tongariro.

All the photos in the collage below are clickable, so you can view the larger photo.

Tongariro National Park

New Zealand

Tongariro

autumn colours

autumn colours

Tongariro

around the house

our daily visitors in the garden, a group of quails

Tongariro National Park

The road to Tongariro

The road to Tongariro

Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe

vulcanic activity

vulcanic activity

The road to Tongariro

The road to Tongariro

Tongariro

taking the skilift

Tongariro

Skyline walk, Tongariro

The Skyline walk takes about 1,5 to 2 hours

Skyline walk, Tongariro

Tongariro
Tongariro
Skyline walk, Tongariro

Tongariro

Skyline walk, Tongariro

Happy Feet :-) going down again on the skilift

Rotopounamu Walk

Rotopounamu Walk

Walk around the lakes takes 90 minutes. To the lake 20 minutes.

Rotopounamu Walk

Rotopounamu Walk

Simone & Åke, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand, March 2017

 


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