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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 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 26 September 2023)

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