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Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro National Park

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The Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of the New Zealand Great Walks, is a three- to four-day tramp in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. The hike includes the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a day's march that incorporates the Northern Circuit's most stunning scenery. The complete trail forms a 50-kilometre (31 mi) long loop trail that circumnavigates Mount Ngauruhoe. Approximately 7,000 trampers complete the walk each year. This compares to the approximately 25,000 who walk only the Tongariro Crossing section.
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  • An amazing experience. It really was a whole other world on this trek. But,this was by far the most challenging great walks we have completed. I though I was well prepared for this trek, but none... 
    An amazing experience. It really was a whole other world on this trek. But,this was by far the most challenging great walks we have completed. I though I was well prepared for this trek, but none...  more »
  • A beautiful 3 day hike…beach forest…volcanic moon scapes…..tussock plains. Hut wardens were friendly and all the huts had a chess board which was a first for me 
    A beautiful 3 day hike…beach forest…volcanic moon scapes…..tussock plains. Hut wardens were friendly and all the huts had a chess board which was a first for me  more »
  • We loved our trip on the Northern Circuit despite some pretty yuck weather foe the summer. It was cold & wet for 3 of our 4 days with poor visibility at times. We thankful for the excellent trail... 
    We loved our trip on the Northern Circuit despite some pretty yuck weather foe the summer. It was cold & wet for 3 of our 4 days with poor visibility at times. We thankful for the excellent trail...  more »

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