National Park, Tongariro in New Zealand is one of the highest and active volcanoes of this amazing country is mount Ruapehu, whose name in the language of new Zealand natives Maori means “thundering abyss”. The volcano is the highest point of the North island – three vertices of Tahurangi, Paramitayana and Those Heuheu rise to a height of 2800 meters above sea level. Every few decades Ruapehu awakes from a long sleep, the last time this happened was in 2007.
On the snowy top of mount Ruapehu, in its crater is a beautiful icefree lake formed again after each eruption. The temperature of the water periodically reach thirty nine degrees Celsius.
Tongariro national Park gives tourists the opportunity to take a fascinating walk along the slopes of the volcano, and in the winter there are two great ski resort of Turoa and Whakapapa.