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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.

Another view of the summit of Mt. Ruehepu. Note the massive waterfall in the left of the photo around the middle.

Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand, is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.

Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park.Volcani... - Photo: Rob Brown/Getty Images

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An eruption cloud from New Zealand's Mt. Ruapehu dwarfs 'The Chateaux' lodge, in the foreground. #iceland #volcano #fireandice