Tongariro Chalet is a fine classical lodge on the slope of Mount Ruapehu, within New Zealand's first National Park. The Park stretches around the other two volcanoes - Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro.
The National Park came about because the local Maori to prevent the selling of the mountains and surrounding land to European settlers had it surveyed and set aside as a reserve in the Native Land Court. The New Zealand Parliament passed the Tongariro National Park Act in 1894, and when the Act was renewed in 1922, the Park was expanded to 587 km2. In 1975 the Park was enlarged to 796 km2.
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ikeharel (71407) 2014-06-24 7:39
A majestic sight of the hotel edifice in the green willow, ray, with nature in grand beauty all around: besides the green in FG, the mountains and snowy cap, are in fine contrast and light upon.
Didi (60588) 2014-06-24 8:56
Lucky peoples who live in this marvelous place
Very nice mountain view
Good frame quality it was possible to post a large panoramic view
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-24 9:09
Beautiful! I can see myself exploring this countryside. Simple but elegant architectural style as well as functional. Love the snow-covered mountain. Good composition with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-06-24 21:15
Splendid image of the snow covered Kiwi Hilltop.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
serp2000 (44203) 2014-06-24 23:36
When I see this country on a map I don't have ideas about so beautiful nature of these islands. But when I see the photos from NZ I just surprised with these landscapes. Thanks for next photo from this far land, attractive landscape.
emka (97607) 2014-06-24 23:46
Hello Ray, beautiful view of the snow capped majestic mountain. The lodge looks fine with the forest in background and must be good base for the trips to Tongariro NP.
I dream to go to New Zealand but I have no idea how to do it.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (152902) 2014-06-25 5:55
A lovely landscape with the mountain with white snow hat.
Also the house in foreground is a very nice architecture image.
You chose a very well angle, this cares for perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-25 7:59
A super note and a heartening one too Ray. Thanks to the Maori, this land is undeveloped and pristine and can be enjoyed for (hopefully) generations to come.
The mountains stand sentinel over the forests and foothills. What better setting could there be for such an elegant looking lodge?
A lovely scene.
Silvio1953 (143146) 2014-06-25 8:50
Ciao Ray, fantastic mountain landscape with beautiful building, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (33823) 2014-06-25 19:28
fabulous view you captured wonderfully. Beautiful work. Tfs. Best regards, Barbara
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-27 19:02
How lucky you are to have been at this country so far away, never imagine there could be a so classical architecture
Well composed capture where I like and enjoy the snow covered mountains at the back
Very well done, regards