Tongariro Crossing

Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing in Tongariro National Park is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular tramping tracks, and is considered the most popular one-day tramp in New Zealand. The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage site which has the distinction of dual status, as it has been acknowledged for both its natural and cultural significance.

The crossing passes over the volcanic terrain of the multi-cratered active volcano Mt Tongariro, passing the eastern base of Mt Ngauruhoe which can optionally be climbed as a side trip.The 19.4-kilometre walk is renowned for its barren yet beautiful “moon like” volcanic landscape, unusual geological features, visible volcanic activity and views of the surrounding countryside below.

This limited edition print captures the crossing in winter as the light plays tricks across the landscape, lighting up mt Tongariro as two climbers look towards it.