Monday, 8 January 2018

Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro

In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how
to stay safe while you’re hiking.
The things I must take when going for a hike:)

1:) A first Aid Kit.

2:) Map and a compass / GPS.

3:) Extra food and water.

4:) Safety items: Fire, Light, whistle and Sunscreen / Sun block.

5:) Clothing, sleeping gear, Rain gear and Water gear ( incase you want to go for a swim.

6:) Multi purpose gears for cooking & Appropriate footwear.


Things people must do before going on a huge hike:)

1:) Let a parent / an adult know before going somewhere / anywhere.

2:) Take the right supplies / gears.

3:) Always check that the weather is perfect.

4:) Always ask an adult or someone in your family to go with you.


  1. Hinerangi! Excellent work. I love the way you've organised your list, it's so clear and easy to read. You've also put in a bit of extra effort and added a few more things than you needed to. So a big well done!

    Everything you have chosen to bring is very sensible, useful and necessary. You sound as though you've been hiking before! On the day you will be well prepared too. What a great idea to tell a parent/adult what you are doing and where you are going.

    Have you been hiking before?

    What would you have for breakfast on the morning of a hike?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Aloha Hinerangi ,

    You have been doing such an amazing job at all activity's.
    When going on a hike with you , you would have all of your things together. Every single item you have picked is great for hiking and when I go on hikes I would use those.

    Have you ever been hiking before??

    Kind Regards ,