Mt Ngauruhoe

Mt Ngauruhoe information

Much younger than the other two volcanoes, it is estimated that Ngauruhoe (2287m) formed in the last 2500 years. In contrast to the others, which have multiple vents, Ngauruhoe is a conical, single-vent volcano with perfectly symmetrical slopes – which is the reason that it was chosen to star as Mt Doom in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings . It can be climbed in summer, but in winter (under snow) this steep climb is only for experienced mountaineers.