Mount Tongariro (New Zealand) sits in a close volcanic cluster with Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu

Ash cloud over New Zealand as giant volcano erupts for the first time in 115 years

Mount Tongariro (New Zealand) sits in a close volcanic cluster with Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park.

Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park.

Makirikiri Road, Marton, Rangitikei. Mount Ruapehu in the background.

Makirikiri Road, Marton, Rangitikei. Mount Ruapehu in the background.

Mount Ruapehu’s crater lake, Central North Island, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu’s crater lake, Central North Island, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu is a very active volcano! What the heck. No one told me this before I signed up for ski trip numero dos next month! Earthquakes on the first trip and now volcanoes! Extreme skiing.

Mount Ruapehu is a very active volcano! What the heck. No one told me this before I signed up for ski trip numero dos next month! Earthquakes on the first trip and now volcanoes! Extreme skiing.

Mount Ruapehu Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.  I am going to get the Ring!

Mount Ruapehu Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. I am going to get the Ring!

Vertical fun, Mount Ruapehu

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