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Tongariro Northern Circuit

Ruapehu

  • Hike
  • Scenic
  • Walk

The Tongariro Northern Circuit can be walked in either direction. The track is well marked and signposted, but some sections may be steep, rough or muddy. Winter in the south-west of the Northconditions make the track more challenging—see safety information. This guide describes a 4-day clockwise alpine hike for independent, non- a shorter, 3-day journey starting at Whakahoro (87 km), featuring the most scenic stretches of the river.

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