Mount Ngauruhoe Summit
Mount Ngauruhoe (2291 metres (7516ft) above sea level) is an active stratovolcano or composite cone in New Zealand, made from layers of lava and tephra. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro volcanic complex on the Central Plateau of the North Island, and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although seen by most as a volcano in its own right, it is technically a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro.
The volcano lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Tongariro to the north and Mount Ruapehu to the south, to the west of the Rangipo Desert and 25 kilometres to the south of the southern shore of Lake Taupo.
On the trail throw Tongariro NP. The name of the path is Tongariro Alpine Crossing. (Link to Wikipedia)
Tongariro Alpine Crossing has at the moment an end. This Panorama is taken at the temporary end of th...
Taken from the highest point on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most popular grea...
Caught off-guard by the freezing gushing high wind, almost everyone who hiked the Tongariro Crossing ...
Taken from 1600 metres looking up towards Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano. Looking west (slightly no...
Alpine Sports club A-frame Hut is based at the Whakapapa ski fields, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. A recen...
Mt Ruapehu, The greatest area for Chairlift numbers and Skiing height. Cafe & Waterfall Chairlift, Wh...
On the side of the Pinnacles, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
Skiing across from the West Ski Field to the Pinnacles skiing area. This is the highest point accessi...
the mist cloaks the bush like a bridal veil, then blocks out the world outside the valley, making you...
Forever has always existed.
In the mythology of Oceanic peoples, it's been there along with Darkness and the Sea.
The Earth came from the efforts of Old Spider, who soared over the endless sea and found a giant clam. She opened it and crawled inside, finding a snail there to share the space with her. She set the snail in the west and made it into the Moon to shed some light into the darkness. Together they raised up the top of the clam shell to make the sky, pushing it until it was wide open.
Then they pushed the bottom half of the clam shell in the other direction to make the ground. The earth was called Papa and the sky Ranga. These are the two first beings who created all the flowers, plants, trees and animals on the islands, and fish in the sea.
They celebrated all their open space by making as many beautiful creatures as they could imagine, but they still remained separated by the work of the original Old Spider. Each night, Ranga weeps for his beloved Papa earth, and this is where the morning dew comes from.
Polynesia means "many islands" and when you see these pictures, you will want to visit all of them. To make it simple, the islands sit in a triangle described by connecting Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.
There are over a thousand of these islands of surfer's paradise in the central and south Pacific Ocean. It's stunning. Look at the color of the water here! And the sunset... these speak for themselves. Could you be happy in this little house? How about some reef diving inside a lagoon?
Put this one in full screen and don't come back. Love, 360.
Text by Steve Smith.