10 Tips for Hiking Mt. Ruapehu
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Purchase a gondola ticket to shave off 45 mins of the hike
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Take lots of breaks to maintain pace
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Bring plenty of water + snacks: remember to pack out what you bring with you! No littering!
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Wear sturdy boots: the terrain is volcanic rock and you will slide
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Take lots of cool photos along the way this is one journey you don’t want to forget!
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The journey takes between 5-7 hours roundtrip depending on your fitness + number of breaks
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Bring warm layers for the summit and cool layers for the climb
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Make sure someone knows you’ve gone hiking: hikers get stuck on Ruapehu in bad weather often
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Celebrate at the bottom with a cold beverage from the cafe!
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Rent accommodation near Lake Taupo so you can enjoy a post-hike swim. Your muscles will thank you!
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