Mounds Walk at Tongariro was another short track, with several information boards. After a few minutes there’s a view across the landscape. The Mounds were created by volcanic rubble and slabs of rock that swept down the mountain 11,000 years ago.

Sign: Mounds Walk 20 minutes return.
Sign: the Mounds are a Murimoto Formation.
Sign: this was the site of an old quarry.
Sign: the Mounds were formed by avalanche debris.
A view across scrubby mountain flat with a mound in the middle.
Another view across scrubby flats at the bas of the mountain.
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