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Sandwiched between the volcanoes

View over Upper Tama Lake to Mt Ruapehu. Photo: Matthew Pike
Distance
27.5km
Time
8-9hr. Desert Road to Waihohonu Hut, 3hr; Waihohonu Hut to Lower Tama, 2hr; Lower Tama to Waihohonu Hut via Tama, 3-4hr
Grade
Moderate
Accom.
Waihohonu Hut (28 bunks)
Access
Car park 100m west of Desert Road (SH1), juts south of Rangipo Intake Rd
Map
BH34, BH35, BJ34, BJ35
Tama Lakes via Waihohonu Hut, Tongariro National Park From Waihohonu Hut you can see both Mts Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. It’s a stunning view of two of the North Island’s iconic...

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