Story: Walking tracks

Walkers on Mt Tongariro

Walkers on Mt Tongariro

In the early 1900s, recreational walkers were attracted to the volcanic plateau, in the centre of the North Island. This group is at one of the three Emerald Lakes on Mt Tongariro, in 1908.

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Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Walking for recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2016