Wednesday, April 6, 2011
New Zealand - Tongariro National Park (1)
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK
Mt. Ngauruhoe is the youngest volcano in Tongariro National Park. At 2290m, it has produced some spectacular eruptions.
Sent by Naiche, a Singaporean postcrosser from Auckland, New Zealand.
Tongariro lies at the south-western terminus of a Pacific chain of volcanoes aligned along a major tectonic plate boundary. The park's volcanoes, which are outstanding scenic features of the island, contain a complete range of volcanic features. The related ecological succession of plant communities is of special scientific interest. The site is directly associated with the living traditions, beliefs and artistic works of the Maori people, whcih are of outstanding universal significance.