Things To Do Mount Ruapehu & Tongariro National Park

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Things to do in Ruapehu & Tongariro National Park


Ruapehu In the heart of the North Island are two of the best National Parks in the country, with the surrounding terrain providing a beautiful backdrop for various outdoor activities.
Tongariro National Park is a volcanic wonderland surrounded by alpine gardens with boiling craters, strange lakes, and irregular rock forms.

Due to its cultural and environmental significance, it is New Zealand’s first national park and a Unesco World Heritage site.

Mt Ruapehu, the most prominent peak on the North Island, is a focal point for the lesser-known but equally spectacular cones of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. To be sure, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing has made this place renowned, and rightfully so. Mt Ruapehu’s snowy sides have become one of the winter’s best ski areas on the North Island.

Whanganui National Park, located to the west, is a remote and tranquil wilderness rich in natural and human history. Canoe and jet boat tours on the Whanganui River carry visitors deep into its folds, revealing mysteries and beauties such as the lonely Bridge to Nowhere.

The Ruapehu region is one of New Zealand’s premier adventure destinations. We are offering some of the country’s purest natural scenic beauty with the country’s best one-day walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and the ski areas of Whakapapa, Turoa, and Tukino, making the Tongariro National Park an all-year-round adventure destination, providing an endless choice of things to do whether skiing, snowboarding, or playing in the snow.


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Things to do in Ruapehu - Tongariro National Park Shuttles & Walks

Mount Ruapehu ski fields

Mt. Ruapehu Things To Do

Tongariro National Park is a highlight for visitors to the Ruapehu region. Aside from tramping in summer and snow sports in winter, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is known as one of the top day-long walks in the world.

If mountain biking and kayaking seem more appealing, you may do it in National Park Village, Ohakune, and the Whanganui River. Ruapehu’s spectacular landscapes are home to some of New Zealand’s renowned mountain riding tracks. Choose from two Great Rides – the Timber Trail and the Mountains to Sea Trail – or a plethora of day rides ranging from easy to complex.

Ruapehu also features accommodation and dining options for people of all ages. It’s the ideal base for exploring the Central North Island’s natural beauty. The perfect spot to get away from the city and unwind in nature’s splendour, waking up to the sound of songbirds every morning.

Whanganui National Park is known for its Maori and European history. Anchored by the mighty Whanganui River, the region offers a wide range of family-friendly and adventure-filled activities for all ages. You can hike the single and multi-day hikes, cycle back in time on the one-of-a-kind Bridge to Nowhere cycle route or cross off a bucket list must-do on a Canoe safari down the Whanganui River on NZ’s ‘Great Walk,’ the Whanganui Journey.

Ruapehu has something for everyone all year round, with activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, beautiful volcanic flights, skiing, snowboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, and more.

Mount Ruapehu


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