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Blue Lake via Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Tongariro National Park

Blue Lake via Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 12.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Owhango, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 12.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3,225 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

rocky

snow

no dogs

Take care of the loose rock when hiking on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Well, have heard about this trail for a long time. Finally had the opportunity to do it. Perfect weather, sunny and no clouds. Didn’t seem all that crowded but maybe we anticipated much worse (like Hooker Valley). Without a doubt, the most diverse trail I’ve ever seen, both respect to terrain/views and technique. That being said, scree is not all that fun, but perfectly fine if you take your time. The nice surprise if the forested portion at the end. Wish we would have budgeted more time to take along that section, but we had a bus to catch. Great trail.

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