Tongariro Crossing – A day with volcanoes

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This week, we completed the Tongariro Crossing – a huge day-long walk in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.

The views were stunning.  But for my middle-aged frame, it felt like the walk from hell.  This famous trek is 19 kilometres long.  Along the way you will climb near 190o metres.  It took our group nine exhausting hours from start to finish.  We experienced sweltering summer temperatures no shade; few toilets and no drinkable water. Who called this a walk?!!

Fortunately, the amazing scenery helped to take our minds off the blisters and exhaustion.

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