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is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

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is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

Hi, all,

I am wondering if tongariro crossing is suitable for 4 years old? We would love to be able to this world famous short walk, but not sure if my 4 years old twins can manage it. They have a little bit experience on walking on hills and longest they have done was 770 steps up hills in our local area, about 5 kilogram long in total including flat road and down hill, but the weather is heating up around 34 degree, so they found it is very tired.

any suggestions?

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1. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

Wait until they are older, or plan on carrying them.

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2. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

No, not suitable at all.

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3. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

Thanks all. I am wondering anything else we can do in this area which is suitable for 4 years old?

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4. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

There will be many short walks in the area that will be suitable.

Here is a link to the Department of Conservation's website. You can click on different areas on the country for a list of walks, then read individual entries for details such as length, difficulty etc.

…govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/…

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5. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

no tongaririo isnt suitable for a 4 year old, unless you want to carry them in a backpack up devils staircase and red crater, but its carrying them down which would be the hardest.

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6. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

Are you planning to spend time in Rotorua? It is a very family friendly town, with loads of attractions your kids would love.

And what time of year are you planning to visit? If it's winter or spring, then head around to the west side of Mt Ruapehu and drive up one of the ski fields. You can hire a toboggan along with boots and clothing.

Edited: 01 December 2013, 03:43
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7. Re: is tongariro suitable for 4 years old?

If you are in Turangi there are some lovely walks alongside the Tongariro Rive which would be more than suitable

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