Tongariro National Park : Mount Ruapehu
- Crater Lake
As the area is a national park there are few businesses that sell food in the area.
Outside the ski season, travellers are well advised to carry their own food.
There are several ski lodges on the mountain as well as accommodation around the mountain at places such as National Park, Ohakune Turangi and Waiouru.
The Department of Conservation operates a number of back country huts in the area.
Be aware that Ruapehu is an active volcano. There is currently a long term Lahar warning for the crater lake, which is expected to flood in 2005. Pay attention to any public safety warnings or notices in the whole area.
Because of the changeable weather, travellers in this area should carry warm clothing, even in summer.
This page was last edited at 16:14, on 1 February 2006 by Evan Prodromou. Based on work by Wikitravel user(s) Huttite.