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 winter. This is Mt Ruapehu and the Chateau Tongariro hotel towards sunset on a clear winter day.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015