Mount Ruapehu volcanic alert December 2020
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IntroductionLearn about the December 2020 volcanic alert level increase for Mt Ruapehu.
Date: 11 January 2021
DOC closed the summit area of Mount Ruapehu, including a 2 km radius from the centre of Te Wai ā-moe/Crater Lake.
Mount Tongariro and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing were not affected by increased volcanic unrest at Mount Ruapehu and remain open.
All other tracks in Tongariro National Park were also open as usual.