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Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park

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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. By using our Tongariro National Park trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Mount Ruapehu and other attractions in Tongariro National Park.
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  • Knoll Ridge Chalet, SkyWaka – spectacular gondola ride, rugged volcanic terrain on Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa. SkyWaka - able to get on without having to stop the gondola (by the capable staff) or slow.....  more
    Knoll Ridge Chalet, SkyWaka – spectacular gondola ride, rugged volcanic terrain on Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa. SkyWaka - able to get on without having to stop the gondola (by the capable staff) or slow.....  more »
  • Muanga Ruapehu commands respect. Been visiting our National Taonga since high school field trips and shamefully have only just learned now ,over 40 years later of the cultural significance of... 
    Muanga Ruapehu commands respect. Been visiting our National Taonga since high school field trips and shamefully have only just learned now ,over 40 years later of the cultural significance of...  more »
  • Whakapapa was one the premium ski area in NZ and has been ruined by incompetent management. If you haven’t booked a car park you can’t drive to the ski field and only half the mountain is open for... 
    Whakapapa was one the premium ski area in NZ and has been ruined by incompetent management. If you haven’t booked a car park you can’t drive to the ski field and only half the mountain is open for...  more »
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  • No ski field open for me to go skiing😭
  • The best for skiing ⛷️ ⛷️ ⛷️ beautiful mountain scenery, good accommodations 👍👍👍👍👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Must visit place in NZ
  • Winter Mount is here
  • This is a place where you can also find a hot spring

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