Story: Bridges and tunnels

Tongariro power scheme

Tongariro power scheme

The ambitious Tongariro power scheme funnelled water from both sides of Mt Ruapehu to the Tokaanu power station. It required 10 tunnels, some of which are shown on this map. The Moawhango tunnel was 19.2 kilometres long.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Road and utility tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010