Tongariro National Park is situated in the middle on the North Island half way between Auckland and Wellington. It has three main mountains Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. There is a range of hiking, mountaineering, ice climbing and rock climbing to be found here. Rock climbing is year round but in winter tends more towards mixed climbing. Mountaineering routes tend to be winter only, as most of the snow lifts off in summer. Most of the rock climbing is naturally protected, with only occasional bolts placed. The Tongariro national park area is stunningly beautiful, and is considered one of 28 natrual heritage sites by UNESCO. More information is contained in the comprehensive Tongariro guidebook produced by the NZAC and on the website (climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro).
4-5 hours drive from Auckland.
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Summit rim via Glacier Knob Easy Snow New Zealand : North Island : ... : Mt Ruapehu
This is the most popular way to access the Summit Plateau and Crater Lake. Start from Whakapapa ski field and head up one of several ridges or gullies untill you reach Glacier Knob. Continue up to the Summit rim. More information climbnz.org.nz/nz/ni/tongariro/mt-ruapehu...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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