Wednesday 18 May 2016

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand. The active volcanic mountains RuapehuNgauruhoe, and Tongariro are located in the centre of the park.

Mount Ruapehu
This postcard arrived from Australia sent by Helen

Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island's major skifields and only glaciers are on its slopes.
Ruapehu, the largest active volcano in New Zealand, is the highest point in the North Island and has three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions. in: wikipedia

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