Tongariro Crossing to be fully re-opened next month

The Tongariro Crossing. File photo / Greg Bowker
The Tongariro Crossing. File photo / Greg Bowker

Tongariro Alpine Crossing will be fully re-opened on May 8 due to scientists finding the risk of future volcanic activity has dropped to a sufficiently low level.

The track was closed after eruptions at Te Maari Crater in August and November, and was partially re-opened in December.

The Department of Conservation will introduce additional safety measures including increased eruption detection capability, and electronic signboards that can be quickly updated if volcanic unrest increases.


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