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Mighty and iconic, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is without a doubt one of the most legendary hikes in New Zealand - if not the world. It's no wonder it attracts tens of thousands of adventurers to the Tongariro National Park each year - all looking to tackle its rugged terrain, steep slopes and otherworldly landscapes.

But while it is a must-do activity for many, the Crossing is simply not for everyone - it is after all, an almost 20km trek across a volcano! Most hikers will find completing the Crossing a challenge, and for some, the sheer distance, sharp inclines and uneven conditions underfoot make it a near impossible feat.

Fortunately, there is a multitude of other excellent walks in and around the Tongariro National Park for those who can't or don't want to do

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