"Mt Ruapehu from another angle)" New Zealand by scrooge1947

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Tongariro National Park

Mt. Ruapehu is located in the central North Island, it is one of three active volcanoes , Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe.
Ruapehu has been an active volcanoe recently with a spectacular steam driven eruptions in 1997, unfotunatley this put a lot of preasure on the ski fields and indeed all those that rely on tourism, with the mountain being closed.
The last couple of seasons have been good with record snow levels.
In the summer there are lots of hiking and rock climbing and in winter Ruapehu has two ski and board areas.
On a good day the mountains make an excellent site from the road and can be usually seen on a clear day when flying across the island.


Ngauruhoe, On my many travels through the North Island it is not often"Ngauruhoe" is seen so clear, usually covered in mist/ cloud.

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  • alywang's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 3:04 AM

    Hi,Kelvin! the pictures of Mt Ruapehu do look very special:)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 8:26 AM

    Very interesting tips on a place that's high on our "Must See" list. Glad to see you're coming back to Canada. We just returned from a fascinating trip through Northern Ontario.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2004 at 11:31 PM

    Clever photos taking in a rear-view mirror! Kapiti Island looks like a great place to visit with its high views, ocean, and bird life.

  • coolpanda87's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2004 at 9:01 PM

    There's still so much in KiwiLand I still haven't seen.. Have fun in Canada = ) - Bryan

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 11:19 AM

    I like your intro photos of the vulcanos and Kapiti island looks like a beautiful place!

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 10:30 AM

    Looks a nice place to live.Great photos from the tower...

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2003 at 1:57 AM

    I love the birds they can have such magnificent colours. The centrepoint tower in Sydney is a heartstopping experience too.......... Thank you for a great page.

  • dragontml's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 7:27 PM

    a great, beautiful country. lots to explore and see ! more pics ?

  • Astralka's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 12:30 PM

    I dont fancy birds as they dont have fur, but I really liked your photos of the bush Parrot :) New Zealand is dream, no doubt

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2003 at 10:55 PM

    Do they wash those tower windows often? :-)

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