Story: Mountains

The Chateau Tongariro

New Zealand has two famous alpine hotels. The first to open was the Hermitage, near Aoraki/Mt Cook, in 1885. The second was the Chateau Tongariro, which opened at the foot of Mt Ruapehu in 1929. This National Film Unit weekly news programme promotes the chateau.

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Reference: Tongariro National Park. National Film Unit, 1951

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - People and mountains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/14328/the-chateau-tongariro (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017