Our New Zealand trip was one the best driving trips amongst a dozen of long driving trips we have done around the world.
We spent 15 days driving through the south and north island of New Zealand in the summers of 2016! Out of our 15 days trip, we decided to pack in a day hiking Tongariro Alpine Pass, even though we were tight on our schedule due to that fact that there is so much to explore in this tiny country!
It turned out to be one of the best decisions of our trip! Tongariro national park is a dual world heritage site for both its natural and cultural significance. Its a 20 km hike (one way) which passes through various volcanic landscapes with some still active volcanoes along with various small and large blue lake craters.
The scenery all way along is unbelievably dramatic and will keep you busy and enchanted throughout.