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Ruapehu

Ruapehu TRAVEL GUIDE

Mount Ruapehu is a stratovolcano at the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Ruapehu, the most important active volcano in New Zealand, is that the highest purpose on the North Island and has 3 major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). Ruapehu has two industrial ski fields, Whakapapa on the northern aspect and Turoa on the southern slope. they're the second largest ski fields in New Zeeland, with Whakapapa the larger. New Zealand’s oldest park and a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage site for each its cultural and natural value, Tongariro park may be a volcanic wonderland of steaming craters, surreal lakes and strange rock forms, enclosed by alpine gardens. he Tongariro Alpine Crossing has with reason created this place renowned, however their square measure lots of alternative hiking trails starting from short nature trails to multi-day. In winter, Mt Ruapehu’s snowy flanks remodel into the North Island’s best ski areas. To the west is Whanganui park, an overseas and tranquil geographical area made in natural and human history. Canoe journeys and jet boat journeys on the Whanganui watercourse take guests deep into its folds, revealing mysteries and marvels similar to the lonely Bridge to obscurity. Starting at Mangatepopo depression close to Whakapapa, the track follows a stream and also the edges of previous volcanic rock flows towards the depression head. find out about the heroes, stories of honour, bravery and sacrifice. Take a possibility at the National Army depository, unwind and see New Zealand's history.

LOCATION

In the Central Plateau of NZ's North Island

BEST TIME TO VISIT

January 8th to March 11th

WHY VISIT RUAPEHU

Enjoy views & brews at Knoll Ridge Café, Ride the Mountains to Sea cycle trail, take high tea at Chateau Tongariro, Discover the Bridge to Nowhere, board a rail cart to self-drive, Ski some of New Zealand’s best slopes, Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

PLACES TO VISIT

Mangatepopo Valley, South Crater, Red Crater, Emerald Lakes, Ketetahi Shelter, National Army Museum, Ohakune Old Coach Road, The Timber Trail, Bridge to Nowhere, 42 Traverse,