Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Tongariro NP

Tongariro Crossing Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateLate Nov / Late Dec
Region/PlaceWanganui-Manawatu, Tongariro NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteKetetahi Track, Ketetahi Hot Springs (1450), Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, South Crater (1660), Mt Tongariro/Mt Ngauruhoe Saddle, Mangetepopo Hut
NotesIn a green and lush country, the scenery here is very different, with volcanic peaks and weird coloured lakes. Late Nov is an excellent time to walk this track, with the frozen crust on the lakes breaking up. By Late Dec, all the snow will be gone.
South Crater, Tongariro crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W158

Mt Ngaurahoe, Tongariro Crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W324

Mt Nguarahoe and S Crater, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B536

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B539

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B541

Emerald Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B542

Mt Ruapehu (L far) and Mt Nguarahoe (sloping up to R) from Blue Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B543