This photo of Mount Ruapehu was taken from National Park Village, which is the midpoint on the train journey from Auckland to Wellington, in January of this year. It is approximately 200 km south of Hamilton. Even in the heat of summer, the mountain has a snow cap.
Mount Ruapehu is well known for its ski fields. In winter months, it is the prime ski destination in the North Island.
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