1089 – 1111 Tongariro Holiday Park

It seems the 42nd Traverse wasn’t quite as long as it said it was in the notes so by 2:00pm we were in the camp drinking beer for Ken’s birthday.

22kms is pretty much a nero day now so much discussion revolved around getting up early and beating the weather to get over the Tongariro crossing.


  • There are a myriad of ways around New Zealand’s drinking laws.
  • The 42nd Traverse is really short.
  • Poles are handy for river crossings.
  • Don’t take your socks off and then knock them into the river.

Route Maps

These maps are for interest only. The current maps are available at Te Araroa Trust’s website and are updated each September with the most current route.

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