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.
our daily visitors in the garden, a group of quails
The Skyline walk takes about 1,5 to 2 hours
Happy Feet :-) going down again on the skilift
Walk around the lakes takes 90 minutes. To the lake 20 minutes.
Simone & Åke, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand, March 2017
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