Story: King Country region

Snow on Mt Ruapehu

Snow on Mt Ruapehu

The most variable temperatures in the King Country occur in the volcanic zone, where southerly winds bring snow in the winter. This is Mt Ruapehu and the Chateau hotel towards sunset on a beautiful winter day.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015