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Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro Crossing

A popular day tramp in Tongariro National Park, the Tongariro Crossing is a 17-kilometre route which climbs from the Mangatepopo Valley (1,100 metres above sea level) to the South Crater between Ngāuruhoe and Tongariro, then to the high point of 1,886 metres at the Red Crater. The descent takes hikers past the Emerald and Blue lakes and the Ketetahi springs. This is the South Crater, with the Mangatepopo Valley in the distance.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Tongariro area', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15090/tongariro-crossing (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015