38 Photos To Inspire You To Hike The Tongariro Northern Circuit

We loved hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit. But it's one of those hikes where no photos can truly do it justice, but we had to give it a go! It is one of the greatest walks we have ever done. If you've ever thought that all the best scenery is in the South Island, then you really need to do this walk. 

If you'd like to know more about our personal experience hiking the trail, read this post, or for planning purposes, here is everything you need to know to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit

 Here's our favourite 38 to inspire you to add this magnificent hike to your bucket list.

The Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Northern Crossing

  The Emerald Lake near the Red Crater

The Emerald Lake near the Red Crater

  The Emerald Lakes

The Emerald Lakes

The Emerald Lakes

The Emerald Lakes

The Emerald Lakes from the climb up to the Red Crater

How busy the Tongariro Alpine Crossing gets

The crowds on the Alpine Crossing

The view from the Red Crater

The view from the Red Crater, Tongariro

  The Devil's Staircase

The Devil's Staircase

The Devil's Staircase

The boardwalk to Mangatepopo

The boardwalk to Mangatepopo

Taranaki Falls: A sidetrack on the Tongariro Northern Circuit

The view of Chateau Tongariro from the trail

Mount Taranaki from the Tongariro Northern Circuit

Sunset over Mount Ngauruhoe from Oturere Hut

Sunset over Mount Ngauruhoe from Oturere Hut

The sunrise from Oturere Hut

Sunrise from Oturere Hut

Sunrise over the waterfall near Oturere Hut

Early morning on the Northern Circuit

Mount Ngauruhoe in full glory

Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapheu in the distance

Chateau Tongariro

The path to Waihohonu Hut

  The track to Waihohonu

The track to Waihohonu

Tama Lakes sidetrack

The path to Waihohonu Hut

Mount Ruapheu

Mount Ruapheu

Mount Ruapheu

The path to Oturere Hut

The path to Oturere Hut

The path to Oturere Hut

The path to Oturere Hut

 

 

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