Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park

Categories: Mountains, Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Situated within a national park, Mount Ruapehu represents not only the highest mountain on North Island, but also one of the world's most active volcanoes. Known locally as the "Pit of Sound," this 2,797 m (9,176 ft) volcano erupted massively in 1945, and rumbled again in 1969 and 1973. A small eruption in 2006 caused a 2.8-magnitude earthquake. Despite continued activity, the mountain's slopes feature two of New Zealand's largest ski fields, offering runs for both beginners and experts. Alpine huts owned by private clubs cater to adventurous climbers and hikers. Check the weather forecast before you go and bring basic survival equipment if you plan to explore on your own. Take a look at our Tongariro National Park trip generator to schedule your visit to Mount Ruapehu and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Friend and I drove up Mt Ruapehu and found a car park at the end top so we only walked 2 minutes to the ticket office. Based on the weather which was raining most of the time with some breaks in the w...  read more »
  • My family and I didn't go skiing however we had an absolute ball playing in the snow and sledding. The bus driver was kind and pulled over and asked if we wanted a ride up the top. The weather hadn't ...  read more »
  • The highest coffee of New Zealand in the Tongariro has a fantastic view! Excellent service and great walking, follow the track of the Lord of the rings in this National Park
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