Before the hordes: Tongariro

Sam Harrison
10 min readSep 5, 2022

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the best known, and as a result, most walked of all tracks in New Zealand. The sort of place where BC (before COVID) you might have to wait in an hour long queue for a longdrop. Consequentially, it is also the sort of place I usually try and avoid. However, with the borders only freshly opened and the summer tourist season yet to start there was an opportunity to beat the crowds and see what all the…

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Sam Harrison

Tramper with something to say about tramps (of the walking variety).