A Photo Essay Of The Tongariro Crossing In Winter

Back in July we spent three weeks travelling around New Zealand using the Kiwi Experience bus. One of the highlights of that week was the 18km hike over the Tongariro Crossing – it was covered in a thick coating of snow and with out the sun on us, temperatures would have been freezing. Needless to say this was a guided tour which provided us with equipment and safely lead us across the track. It was a fantastic day and I felt like I had really pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Read more about how I found the hike here. For now I want to show you the beauty of the Tongariro Crossing in winter….

Sunrise over the mountains before our hike

Sunrise over the mountains before our hike

Views Of Mt Egmont on the West Coast

Views Of Mt Egmont on the West Coast

The first climb

The first climb

Looking back over the first part

Looking back over the first part

A blue mountain side

A blue mountain side

Mt Ngauruhoe aka Mt Doom

Mt Ngauruhoe aka Mt Doom

My boyfriend being an explorer - love this shot

My boyfriend being an explorer – love this shot

The middle crater

The middle crater

Wide angle view of the crater

Wide angle view of the crater

Walking down the side of Mount Tongariro

Walking down the side of Mount Tongariro

Looking back up at Mount Tongariro

Looking back up at Mount Tongariro

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