Get our newsletter!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Ruapehu volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
News and activity reports about Ruapehu volcano:
Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 15:23
Tremor spectrum and amplitude at Ruapehu volcano (GeoNet)
Volcanic tremor (which is normally present at the volcano) has increased a notch since mid October, but not enough to trigger a raise in alert status of the volcano (which remains at level 1). New Zealand's GNS Science issued a note but does not expect the volcano to erupt soon. ...more
Fri, 9 Sep 2016, 23:02
Ruapehu's crater lake in August 2016 (image: Geonet)
After reaching record-low temperatures in August, the volcano's closely-monitored crater lake has started to heat up very quickly since 2 September, Geonet reported. ...more
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:07
On 17 May GeoNet reported that the lake temperature of Ruapehu's summit Crater Lake had decreased from a high of 46 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees, with some of the decrease attributed to rain and snowfall. ...more
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:38
The alert level of the volcano was raised by a notch from 1 to Level 2 (moderate to heightened unrest) last Wednesday, Geonet informed in a special note. ...more
Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 05:42
Seismic recording at Ruapehu volcano today (Far West station / Geonet)
An earthquake swarm has been occurring at the volcano since 26 April. ...more
Wed, 13 May 2015, 11:05
The level of seismic activity has decreased. ...more
Sun, 3 May 2015, 22:46
Intermittent moderate to strong volcanic tremor has been observed at the volcano during the past 2-3 weeks, GNS Science reported. The seismic activity is among the strongest observed in the past 8 years. ...more
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 20:00
The crater lake temperature has been increasing since early December 2014, rising from 15 to over 40 deg C. This is not seen as a sign that an eruption is to be expected in the near futures and the alert level remains at level 1, meaning minor unrest only. ...more
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:48
Recent measurements by NZ scientists indicate that the volcano's crater lake is currently in a cooling trend. At 15 deg C, it has the lowest temperature recorded since April 2010. ...more
Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 05:50
GNS reported that "the temperature of Crater Lake has started to rise and has now reached 30°C. It has been accompanied by some minor volcanic tremor. The chemistry data from our last sampling trip confirms the decline of temperature in the deep geothermal system. ...more
Show more news
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Active volcanoes map
: Check which volcanoes are currently active (erupting). Our daily updated maps give a quick overview.
Types of tours
: We offer a broad variety of tours to volcanic areas: volcano expeditions and specials, discovery tours with hiking, photography, nature and culture, pilot tours and private custom tours.
Ibu volcano photos
: Ibu in Halmahera is one of the most active, but rarely visited volcanoes in Indonesia. A spectacular lava dome is growing inside the volcano's breached crater, with frequent explosions.