The article was timely as TRM had just complained to the AA about their promotional material for the Tongariro Crossing, for the Northern Circuit, and for the Tongariro National Park.
Why? There was not one hint of warning in three brochures about the need to carry extra warm gear to provide for rapid changes in the weather conditions and low temperatures at alpine altitudes etc. Instead they had photos of fine sunny summer days to mislead tourists. Tourist offices are just as guilty selling shuttle bus tickets and providing misleading advice to tourists on days when the weather is marginal.
TRM’s complaint to AA is repeated below: