Mt Ngauruhoe, Turangi

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Mount Ngauruhoe (Māori: Ngāuruhoe) is an active stratovolcano in New Zealand. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although often regarded as a separate mountain, geologically it is a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro.

The volcano lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro to the north and Mount Ruapehu to the south, to the west of the Rangipo Desert and 25 kilometres to the south of the southern shore of Lake Taupo.

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  • Almost symmetrical, on a clear day it almost begs to be climbed. The easiest way is a diversion to the top from the Tongariro Crossing walk. Very picturesque with a capping of snow.  more »
  • Unexpectedly got views of Mount Ngauruhoe en route while traveling in a bus from Wellington to Rotorua and was flabbergasted. Next time will try and stay in one of the towns closer to this mountain.  more »
  • I never do hiking and I even could finish this one alone in 7 hours with pauses. The first 2 hours I was always thinking about going back and that I don‘t have enough energy. Just challenge yourself, you‘ll learn so much about yourself, if it‘s your first time :) { IG: di1aria }
  • Incredible hike and the views will be something I never forget. From the stop sign until the summit is the hardest part going up hill. Plenty of time and rest in between and you will be fine. I will come back again one day to do this hike. Can't recommend enough.

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