Hikers will be able to walk the full length of the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing this winter.
The Tongariro crossing has proved so popular since its partial reopening that trampers need to get up well before dawn to find a car park.
The DOC says large numbers of people are continuing to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, despite the continued closure of part of the track.
Department of Conservation staff are preparing for a busier than usual summer season as volcanic activity entices more tourists to Tongariro National Park.
Tourism operators say the outlook at some parts of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is more spectacular after last week's eruption.
Part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is set to reopen after an eruption forced its closure last week.
The Department of Conservation hopes to re-open parts of the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Thursday.
Just less than 100 live permanently in Whakapapa, on the side of Ruapehu. It's not hard to see why people make their home there.
The Central Plateau's volcanoes behaved themselves today, as 8000 people took to the road for the Taupo Cycle Challenge.
The Conservation Minister is assuring tourists that Mt Tongariro National Park is still open for business.
GNS scientists say volcanic activity at Mt Tongariro is low but further eruptions are possible.
One expert called the mountain "not dangerous" just before it erupted.
Ruapehu's tourist chief says the publicity from volcanic eruptions may be good for tourist numbers.
GeoNet has released a video filmed yesterday during the Mt Tongariro eruption.
The disruption continues after Tongariro’s eruption, Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire over Gaza and Obama sets his Thanksgiving dinner free.
Air New Zealand has cancelled 10 flights in and out of three regional airports following the eruption of Mt Tongariro.
Tongariro erupted silently, and with no warning, sending a plume of ash shooting into the sky.
Mt Tongariro has again burst into life, sending a 6000m ash plume into the sky.
Facts and figures for Mt Tongariro.
GeoNet’s camera on Mt Tongariro has captured a series of images of the eruption.
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