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Visiting Tongariro National Park

Visiting Tongariro National Park

Horse-drawn coaches stop at Waihohonu Hut in Tongariro National Park, around 1905. The hut, at the base of Mt Ngāuruhoe, was used as a base by skiers and trampers visiting the park. It was also a stopping point for coaches bringing tourists from Waiōuru or Tokaanu. The hut was restored in 2004.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Post & Telegraph Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Towards better management, 1900–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2021)

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