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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

The Tongariro National Park, located in the Taupo region, is a World Heritage Park and one of the oldest National Parks in the world. The park contains three superb volcanoes - Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Smelled terrible like sulfur. The rocks were all volcanic and still hot. Right next to mt doom from lord of the rings

Tongariro Alpine Crossing (New Zealand). 'At the centre of the North Island, Tongariro National Park presents an alien landscape of alpine desert punctuated by three smoking and smouldering volcanoes. This track offers the perfect taste of what the park has to offer, skirting the base of two of the mountains and providing views of craters, brightly coloured lakes and the vast Central Plateau.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/new-zealand/taupo-and-the-central-plateau/tongariro-national-park

Road sign with skiing Kiwi on it, Mt Ngaruhoe on the background, Ruapehu region, New Zealand.

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. Amazing place for a 2 hour walk on Day 9 of our Trip before heading to River Valley