The rain continued to pour and the temperature continued to drop. We plied along Milford Road carefully and given all the time we could afford, safety always comes first. It was a rather uneventful drive, as the fog enveloped and visibility continued to drop. But the drama slowly unfolded as temperature finally hit freezing point and the rain droplets started to turn to snow! As we inched towards The Divide, more snow piled up on both sides of the road and suddenly, it’s winter wonderland!
Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located in North Island and it is part of Tongariro National Park. It is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Means this park has a deep Maori cultural references and stunning volcanic structures. This park also houses three active volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.