Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
A fairly easy 40 minutes 1.2 km return climb to an unspectacular view we can see from the road anyway.
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Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
The walk begins here - 150 metres up the road from the Whakapapa Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitors Cente, beside the public shelter.

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
The track passes through low beech forest on its way to alpine shrublands.

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
As it climbs, the track begins to deteriorate.

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
The track ends at this viewpoint which has panoramic views of the surrounding country.

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Ridge Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

RIDGE WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park