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Mt Ngāuruhoe

Mt Ngāuruhoe

In this 1970s tourist poster, the perfect cone of Mt Ngāuruhoe rises out of a stark landscape. The Rangipō Desert (foreground), with its low-growing shrubs, is another distinctive feature of Tongariro National Park, which contains diverse landforms and vegetation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-TOURISM-1979-01
Photograph by Philip Temple

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Tongariro National Park', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015