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Bruce Road is a 2-lane, 13 km sealed road located on the northern side of Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand's Tongariro National Park. It’s one of the highest roads in the country.

The road is pretty steep and climbs up to Whakapapa ski field, at an elevation of 1.619m (5,311ft) above the sea level. Weather conditions can be changeable over the day, and mountain visitors are advised to be prepared and carry basic survival equipment. Although severe weather is unusual and generally forecast, it has claimed several lives over the years.

 

The road to the top is asphalted. Starting from the SH47 road, the ascent is 13 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 959m. The average percentage is 7,37%. 

 




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