Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A few days ago, I boarded the intercity bus for Turangi, a small town on the south of lake Taupo. It's about 6 hours south of Auckland by bus. I checked into my clean and lovely backpackers and signed up to do the Tongariro crossing the following day.

The bus picked me up at a little after 7AM, and then I was on my way. The hike took about 7 hours, fairly challenging, but worth the effort.


One of those typical kiwi sayings... odd grammar, yes.








The fashionista of the mount.

3 comments:

Josh and Molly said...

No snow on there this time! Cute getup:) Was it hard work?

auntie dj said...

Love the aviator glasses; a 7 hour hike sounds like quite a hike! probably uphill too. We are waiting for yet more snow to arrive - bah humbug - The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I wish I was with you.
love, auntie dj

sara said...

It was damn hard work. I felt sooo out of shape! I wondered if it was because I'm getting old. Hahahah.

It makes me want to do more hikes. I will! :)

See you all very soon. In North America, that is...