Mt Ruapehu Summer Magic

mt ruapehu summer magic 1Come up to Mt Ruapehu this summer and enjoy this volcanic wonderland.
At Mt Ruapehu you can enjoy Volcanic Short Walks. There are a variety of free walks on offer that are suitable for all abilities. There is no better way to experience the unique volcanic terrain of Mt Ruapehu up close. Remember to add this to your must-do list of New Zealand Walks and other activities in the region, such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or the Old Coach Road.

Meads Wall 30 mins

An easy walk along a marked trail starting from the top of the mountain road, not far from where you park your car. Take in the rugged Mt Ruapehu volcanic terrain and cinematic history.  The Lord of The Rings trilogy used the Meads Wall area as a filming location. If you've seen the movies you will feel the familiarity as you walk around the area. Put yourself in the Hobbits journey to the Black Gates of Mordor and imagine Gollum climbing down Meads Wall's rocky face to meet Frodo and Sam.

Skyline Ridge 1.5 - 2hrs

This is a round trip from the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Ascend to an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level with dramatic views of the volcanic terrain and the Tongariro National Park, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Tongariro and Lake Taupo.

Amphitheatre 1.5 - 2hrs

This downhill trail begins at the Knoll Ridge Chalet. The walk follows trail markers west on a journey that winds through open terrain, before descending into a natural amphitheater and back to the base area. There are some great photo opportunities of the Tongariro National Park and West out to Mt Taranaki.

The Guided Crater Lake Hike and Cultural Experiencemt ruapehu summer magic 2

Experience a spectacular journey to the pristine Crater Lake near the highest point in the North Island. Venture through rugged volcanic terrain & learn about the geological & cultural significance of Mt Ruapehu, the Tongariro National Park and New Zealand's first Dual World Heritage Site.