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Tongariro Vacations, Tourism and Travel

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Frodo and Mount Doom

You just can't go to Mount Ngauruhoe in the central North Island of New Zealand without quoting Lord of the Rings. It is impossible. Well, it is impossible for me, anyway.
Mount Ngauruhoe is the youngest of three volcanoes that make up Tongariro National Park. It is a perfect cone, the classic shape of volcanoes, and is really just a vent for the massive Mount Tongariro next door. It was also used in long shots in Lord of the Rings as Mount Doom, Frodo's destination to destroy Sauron's Ring. Of course, using magical movie computers, Peter Jackson and his crew transported the mountain and plonked it into the scenery of the South Island, but that doesn't distract from the beautiful... [more ]

Tongriro Crossing

I felt like Frodo, and honestly couldn't stop myself from quoting Lord of the... [more ]

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Tongariro - Top Locations

Top Rated Hotels

1. Grand Chateau Hotel 5.0 stars
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Top Rated Attractions

1. Mount Ruapehu 5.0 stars
2. Rangipo Desert 5.0 stars
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