New Zealand - Tongariro National Park

"In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. The mountains at the heart of the park have cultural and religious significance for the Maori people and symbolize the spiritual links between this community and its environment. The park has active and extinct volcanoes, a diverse range of ecosystems and some spectacular landscapes." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Mount Ruapehu is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Thanks to Shawn of New Zealand.

Postcard 2
Tongariro Cross a saddle between Mt.Tongariro and Mt. Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park. Filming was done here for the movie "Lord of the Ring". Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

Postcard 3 
Thanks to Adrienne of New Zealand.

Postcard 4 
Mount Ruapeu at dawn with year of monkey stamp used. Thanks to Sabine who was visiting New Zealand.

Postcard 5
Mount Ngauruhoe, Tongariro National Park. Thanks to Ruth of USA for mailing from New Zealand.

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