A short 2 hour walk this morning to stretch our legs at Manawatu Gorge. It was a beautiful sunny day. Afterwards we decide to keep heading north and see if we can do the Tongaririo Northern Circuit. We weren’t sure if the crossing was already snow covered so we put a few more miles on the van.
On arrival we checked-in we the park offices and learned the Tongariro Crossing was iced over and we would need alpine experience to cross it. With the beautiful weather window we decide to cut out the crossing and do an out and back to a few of the huts on the northern circuit.Read more