Here are 18 photos capturing our day hike (12km / 3 000m elevation – took us about 6h return) to the top of Mount Taranaki!
But first, a little introduction about the Mount Taranaki:
- In Māori, tara means “mountain peak” and naki is thought to come from ngaki meaning “shining” – referring to the mountain’s winter snow cover.
- At 2,518 metres high, it is the second highest peak in the North Island after Ruapehu, and is New Zealand’s largest mainland volcanic cone by volume.
- At present the mountain is considered to be a “sleeping” active volcano that is likely to erupt again. There are significant potential hazards from lahars, debris avalanches, and floods. The last eruption was in 1854.
It’s time to enjoy the hike with us now! 😉
Partner in crime/hike, model, water & muesli bars supplier: KB S. – birdswithwheels.com
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Raw photos: no post prod, no filter AT ALL!