Hiking in Turoa, New Zealand


Some of the most beautiful scenery on New Zealand's North Island are to be found in Tongariro National Park, near the center of the island.  Among the highlights of the park is the Turoa ski field on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, the North Island's highest mountain.  Turoa "played the role" of Lonely Mountain in the blockbuster movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), part of the Hobbit prequel series.  Check out Turua from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by contributor and pilot  AndrewAchter.

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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