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Mar 29, 2012 - The big walk

Our last week we decided to do some special things - diving (see last blog) and the Tongariro Crossing yesterday. We were picked up by minibus at 6.15am - still very dark and lots of stars in the sky and started walking at 6.30 (still pretty dark, but lightening quickly). After a 2km gentle start we climbed steeply to the rim of an enormous crater on the side of a still active volcano. From there on it was bright sunshine and fantastic views of more craters, lava flows, steaming vents, emerald pools and distant views of Mount Taranaki. The...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Tongariro National Park

Arrived 8th March Departed 9th March Did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing which is one of the world’s top ten must do walks apparently! The walk is an extended trek over steep volcanic terrain between Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings) and took us about 7 hours altogether. Was pretty amazing, tough in parts, but awesome with stunning views! Weather was pretty good for us luckily as the previous 2 days had been cancelled due to high winds!

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Mar 30, 2010 - Tongariro Crossing

Nous descendons maintenant vers le sud. Nous allons au parc National Tongariro pour marcher l'un des trecks les plus populaires de la Nouvelle Zelande. Ce sont 20km pour traverser le volcan Tongariro, au pied du mont Ngauruhoe, qui est la montagne du destin dans le seigneur des anneaux! En fait, c'est ce parc national qui a servi de lieux de tournage pour le "mordor". Il y a des navettes qui relient le debut et la fin de la marche mais bien sur il faut payer, donc nous le faisons en stop. Il nous faut en tout 6h pour effectuer la traversé....

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