The Tussock Traverse event offers a 32km run or walk as part of a super day in the Tongariro National Park.
On your journey you’ll see true desert landscape features, wind sculptured sands and volcanic rock to Waihohonu stream. The Waihohonu Hut is the only hut on this section. Highlights include passing between Mount Ruapehu on your left and Mount Ngauruhoe and Tongariro on your right. You’ll climb to the Tama Saddle before descending homeward on well formed tracks. The final 10km or so are a gentle downhill past the impressive Taranaki Falls and onto the finish line. Overall, the track surface is excellent and the elevation is quite gentle.
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