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Ash cloud over New Zealand as giant volcano erupts for the first time in 115 years

Mount Tongariro (New Zealand) sits in a close volcanic cluster with Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu

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Yachts sailing on Lake Taupo, with the sow caped Mount Ruapehu in the background, New Zealand

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Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand Mount Ruapehu, or just Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres northeast of Ohakune and 40 kilometres southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park.

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Mount Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park - Reviews of Mount Ruapehu - TripAdvisor

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