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New Zealand warns hikers away from ‘Lord of the Rings’ volcano – Hindustan Times

New Zealand has warned hikers and climbers to steer clear of a volcano in a national park whose jagged volcanic rock formations and eerie barren landscapes featured in “The Lord of The Rings” movies.

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New Zealand has warned hikers and climbers to steer clear of a volcano in a national park whose jagged volcanic rock formations and eerie barren landscapes featured in “The Lord of The Rings” movies.
Quake and volcano monitoring service GNS Science raised the alert for Mount Ruapehu, in the North Island’s Tongariro National Park, which last erupted in 2007.
“There are more signs of life at the volcano,” said Volcanologist Brad Scott.
The Department of Conservation warned trekkers to stay out…

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