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Cafe in Tongariro National Park

Fergusson’s Cafe

Fergusson’s is a casual tearoom with outdoor tables, and proffers pies, sandwiches, cakes and coffee.
Landmark in Tongariro National Park

Tokaanu Power Station

At the southern end of Lake Taupo.
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu (2797m) is the North Island's highest mountain and one of the world’s most active volcanoes. One year-long eruption began in March 1945, spreading lava over Crater Lake and sending clouds of ash as far as…
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Mt Ngauruhoe

Northeast of Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe (2287m) is the North Island's youngest volcano. Its first eruptions are thought to have occurred 2500 years ago. Until 1975 Ngauruhoe had erupted at least every nine years, includi…
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Mt Tongariro

Ongoing rumbles are reminders that all the volcanoes in the area are very much in the land of the living. The last major event was in 2012 when Mt Tongariro – the northernmost and lowest peak in the park (1967m) – g…
Hill in Tongariro National Park

Te Ponanga Saddle

The Te Ponanga Saddle is southwest of Turangi.
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Central Crater

Mt Tongariro's central crater.
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

North Crater

Mt Tongariro's north crater.
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

South Crater

Mt Tongariro's south crater.
Volcano in Tongariro National Park

Red Crater

Mt Tongariro's red crater.