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Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods Tramp

Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods Tramp

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  • Sun 2 Jan, 8:30am – 3:30pm


Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ruapehu, National Park


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Discover the volcanic history of Mt Ruapehu on this off-track hike down the lahar path from the top of the Tukino Mountain Road.

Look at paths from the ancient Rangipo mega lahars, and the more recent (1995, 2007 x 2) lahar activity down the Whangaehu and at the site of the Bund (man-made barrier). Also make stops at the charred forest created by the Taupo blast.

Trip Length: 7 hours including travel to and from Turangi
Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Participants: 30. Minimum 5 participants for trip to proceed.
Meeting Place: Parking lot behind the Mustard Seed Café, Turangi, or at a place pre-arranged with the trip leader
Transport: Own
Cost: Koha

Trip may be cancelled or postponed due to poor weather. Postponement date is Friday 7th Jan 2022. Other conditions for cancellation/postponement include covid alert level changes.

Participants are asked to bring the following:
- Waterproof and warm clothing
- Packed lunch and water
- Tramping boots
- Sunglasses/sunscreen/sunhat
- Gloves and warm hat
- Snacks and drinks
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication
- Camera (optional)

Please note: the Trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.

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