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Tongariro, New Zealand

For the rest of our North Island road trip prior to Tongariro: part 1, part 2, part 3, park 4, part 5.

We hoped to spend a day at the national park walking the Tongariro Alpine Track, catching views of Mount Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe). The weather was spitting though, and we ended up abandoning the flat trek and my camera for a shorter journey to some local waterfalls. The trip ended with us soaking wet at the Chateau Tongariro drinking mint tea, which felt more like The Overlook Hotel as it suddenly appeared in the mist of the volcanoes.

Tongariro, New Zealand
Tongariro, New Zealand
Tongariro, New Zealand

Photography and words by Diana Eastman
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