Searching for locations: Mount Ngauruhoe, New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe is apparently still an active volcano, has been for 2,500 years or so, and last erupted on 19th February 1975, and reportedly has erupted around 70 times since 1839.

The mountain is usually climbed from the western side, from the Mangatepopo track.

This photo was taken in summer from the Chateau Tongariro carpark.

In late autumn, on one of our many visits to the area, the mountain was covered with a light sprinkling of snow and ice.

On our most recent visit, this year, in winter, it was fully covered in snow.

It can be a breathtaking sight from the distance.

2 thoughts on “Searching for locations: Mount Ngauruhoe, New Zealand

  1. I just adore snow-covered mountains. I live in Georgia in US, so some mountains but nothing this spectacular. I went on a solo trip in 2000 to Switzerland, and I spent a day in Chamonix, France in the French Alps. I was so mesmerized that i took so many pictures. My daughter asked when I returned why i took so many pictures of snow? To see snow-covered mountains for miles, with a tinge of blue, and witness skiers for the first time, was unforgettable.

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    1. This was my grand daughters experience too, having never seen snow, and snow capped mountains. We went to England in winter, but no snow, so it took three more years before we took them to New Zealand where they saw snow for the first time. They had the best holiday ever.

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