Tongariro Crossing Year 12 Geography Trip

On Wednesday 8th May 38 students under took the challenge of the 19.4km Tongariro crossing as part of the Level 2 Geography course.

Tongariro crossing and surrounding Tongariro National Park is New Zealand’s oldest national park and is also a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery.

The Tongariro crossing contains several unique landforms that include the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu, The Red Crater, The Emerald lakes and Soda Springs.

All these features ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered in the 10 top ten world-renowned treks and make it a fantastic location for Geographic research.

The students were a credit to the college completing the trek in under 7 hours, which is an amazing feat!

Well done Year 12, and roll on the 2020 Trek on the Tongaraio crossing!


Nick Croxford

Assistant HOD Social Studies

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