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The flight over volcanos in Tongariro National Park was expensive and at first I was a bit afraid ot this small aircraft, but after seeing such views, I was so happy. It was worth every NZdollar. :). And the flight was very stabile, pure joy. We chose the best version, with 45 minuts of flight over three volcanos.

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites.

Tongariro National Park was the fourth national park established in the world. The active volcanic mountains Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro are located in the centre of the park.

There are a number of Māori religious sites within the park, and many of the park's summits, including Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, are tapu, or sacred.

The Tongariro National Park is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing, widely regarded as one of the world's best one-day hikes.

Mount Ngauruhoe 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.

Here the crater of Mount Ngauruhoe.
By the way, in most attractive places in New Zealand the drones are forbidden, so Craig wouldn't be happy :(.

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