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Mount Ruapehu New Zealand


Mount Ruapehu New Zealand
Mt Ruapehu, a constantly active volcano, is the highest mountain of the North Island and the destination of many skiers and snowboarders. Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields, both on each side of the mountain, have recently joined into one ski resort. Locals will tell you more about the eruption in 1995. The region itself includes the Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu mountains. During the warmer months of summer, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and jet boating through the breathtaking scenery is all possible.
Travel guides for Mount Ruapehu: visitruapehu.com, mtruapehu.com
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What to do in Mount Ruapehu

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Whakakapapa and Turoa ski resorts    14.4 KM National Park
Ski and snowboard at these two recently merged ski resorts on Mount Ruapehu, in the middle of the North Island.
Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing    19.8 KM National Park
For hiking lovers, do not miss one the most amazing trek from the country, Tongariro Trek (summer only). For a map, itinerary, accommodation, prices,
National Park Backpackers and Climbing Hall    0.2 KM National Park
Accommodation from budget to deluxe, challenging indoor climbing hall, 50 different climbs, bookings/transport to Tongariro Crossing, Mountain Bike trails/42nd Traverse, Whakapapa Ski field, Lord of the Rings tours, Whanganui River Trips.
Whanganui National Park Canoe Tours    0.3 KM Ohakune
Guided 1 - 5 day tours in the Whanganui National. Park Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Family trips a speciality. Operating for 20 years. Easy paddling, short Walks, Maori and European history. Fantastic meals. Fully qualified guides and we are a licensed operator. Canoe and Kayak Hire is also available.
Mairenui Rural Retreat    18.6 KM Taihape
One hour north of Palmerston North in magnificent hill country, only 10 kilometres from State Highway 1. On a 300 hectare farm (sheep, cattle, deer, a horse stud) with a river running through it and guided trout fishing available. Close to all river adventure activities - rafting, canoeing, kayaking, jet boating. Gourmet dinners available on reservation with fine New Zealand wine available. Your host & hostess speak French and German, and a little Italian, and have travelled widely.
Tongariro River Rafting    1.2 KM Turangi
Based in Turangi, only 40minutes from Taupo, is a Grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed. Our knowledgeable and professional guides provide fun facts throughout the trip and will challenge your limits by daring you to do our cliff jump.
Fly Fishing in Turangi    1 KM Turangi
Fly fishing the Tongariro River or back country rivers. All gear supplied. From novice to the experienced. Land based guides.

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Current and upcoming events in Mount Ruapehu

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    77.2 KM Taihape
The “Bent Horseshoe” presents Legal Tender. Legal Tender, the duo of Ian and Moira Campbell, have been performing an eclectic mix of rural/folk covers and originals around New Zealand for more years than they care to remember. They frequently ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hokowhitu Bowling Club - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Following the highly successful concert at the Globe in 2019 of Christine Archer-Lockwood and Guy Donaldson at two pianos, the two performers have prepared an equally exciting programme for their concert on Sunday September 27 at 2.30pm. They will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
Manawatu Tattoo 2020 - Celebrating Women in the Arts: The world can’t do without women and the Manawatu Tattoo wants to prove why. The spectacle in September will showcase women in the arts, those that sing, those that play and those that dance. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    75.1 KM Taihape
Buckle up, as our boys and band led by Bonnie and Karl take you on a wild ride through the fast, fun- filled and fabulous fifties! Featuring the freshest artists of the era, this show will bring back memories of our stunning all male 60’s and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Bring along your instrument(s) and/or voice and come join in a fun, friendly musical scene for all ages. This is for anyone who is interested in playing, singing, or listening to folk music. The Palmerston North Folk Music club meets every Friday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theosophical Society Hall - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    75.1 KM Taihape
Bon voyage as we transport you to the city of light in a charming homage to Parisian life. Featuring your French favourites, from ‘La Vie En Rose’, to the ‘Can-Can’, ‘Clair de Lune’ and more, lose yourself in a world of romance and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
Bon voyage as we transport you to the city of light in a charming homage to Parisian life. Featuring your French favourites, from ‘La Vie En Rose’, to the ‘Can-Can’, ‘Clair de Lune’ and more, lose yourself in a world of romance and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    77.5 KM Taihape
Born and schooled in Palmerston North, Carson Taare started his music career at an early age and his passion for music has never stopped. Carson has performed on live television for the ‘This Is Not Who We Are’ concert at Sky City. 2019 was a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
Born and schooled in Palmerston North, Carson Taare started his music career at an early age and his passion for music has never stopped. Carson has performed on live television for the ‘This Is Not Who We Are’ concert at Sky City. 2019 was a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui Musicians Club - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Andrew London & Friends Featuring Wayne Mason and James Tait-jamieson Andrew London is best-known as a writer of whimsical and satirical songs with titles such as ‘I Hugged My Mate’, ‘Country’s Buggered’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Me’ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.5 KM Taihape
Please join us for a superb night of live music as the Manawatu Concert Band takes you on a journey through a selection of some of the great music to come out of the USA . Featuring Glenn Miller's "In The Mood", The Beach Boys Greatest Hits, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Speirs Centre - Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 KM from Taihape
    0.1 KM Taihape
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taihape Town Hall - Taihape, Rangitikei   Distance: 0.1 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas. We present Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances featuring a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    114.4 KM Taihape
Levin's original Monthly Market (originally at St John's Methodist church hall). Would you like a stall? Only $10 per table (table provided). Inside venue - though there are a couple of places outside if the weather is good. Please note that if ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Levin Uniting Church - Levin, Horowhenua   Distance: 114.4 KM from Taihape
    65.2 KM Taihape
This family free concert is a great way to spend an afternoon and early evening listening to the sounds of our amazing local talent and Kapa Haka groups before the main band "Please Do Not Touch" Get a group together, pack a picnic, blankets and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bulls Domain - Bulls, Rangitikei   Distance: 65.2 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
The Ten Tenors are postponing their near sold-out 2020 tour and have secured new dates for 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Box Offices around the country are currently overwhelmed with inquiries so please just hold onto your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
The Ten Tenors are postponing their near sold-out 2020 tour and have secured new dates for 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Box Offices around the country are currently overwhelmed with inquiries so please just hold onto your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Mount Ruapehu

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Waiouru Railway Station    0.2 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ohakune Camp Ground    0.3 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Waiouru Military Museum    2.4 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   Free
 
Mangawhero Ohakune Mountain Road    2.5 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Tongariro National Park Mangahuia Camp Ground    5.6 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro National Park Raurimu Spiral    5.7 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Discovery Lodge National Park    6.9 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Raetihi Holiday Park    10.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Last Spike Rest Area    11.5 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ruapehu Whakapapa Camp Ground    12.4 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waitetoko Bay Taupo    13.9 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Mangaweka Reserve Ruahine Road Mangaweka    14.6 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Kaimanawa Road campsite    15.8 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Motutere Bay Taupo Lake    17.4 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro Holiday Park    18.7 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Desert Road Oturere Stream    21.3 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Pipiriki Wanganui River Bank    31.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Vinegar Hill Cheltenham Hunterville Road Ohingaiti    31.4 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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