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, or just Ruapehu
, is an active stratovolcano
at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone
in New Zealand
. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Ohakune
and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo
, within Tongariro National Park
. The North Island
's major skifields
and only glaciers
are on its slopes.
Ruapehu, the largest active volcano in New Zealand, is the highest point on the North Island and has three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater
is between the peaks and fills with Crater Lake between major eruptions.
The model is created at a scale of 1:75,000 with 2.5x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: ESA, LINZ