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A fantastic climb to the heart of an active volcano, this is an unformed route, and requires alpine experience and equipment.

Track overview

7 - 10 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 - 7 hr Expert: Route

Dog access

No dogs


  • Summit routes (PDF, 205K) - description and route map illustration from the Walks in and around Tongariro National Park brochure.

About this track


Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 892 3729
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
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