Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01621
Snow-capped Ngauruhoe, seen here from the NE, rises 800 m above its surroundings and is the highest peak of the Tongariro massif. This large massif is located immediately NE of Ruapehu volcano, and is comprised of more than a dozen cones and craters. Frequent explosive eruptions have been recorded from Ngauruhoe since 1839.
Photo by Don Swanson, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).