Nov 19, 2014: So today it is sunny… which after yesterday's escapade it is a striking difference. Given the weather is so improved I decided to head back out to the Tongariro Park and this time hit the trail off SH1. Nothing more than 10k planned, but the plan was try and see what I missed.
The carpark was reasonable enough to find and as promised there were great views. From this trail there were plenty of exposed areas to see Mt Ngauruhoe. Unfortunately despite all the clearing out of the weather the con of the volcano was still masked from me.
This trail is definitely worth the time – great “little” river, easy pathway, and excellent views.