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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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    42.6 KM Taihape
This is a national competition open to adults resident in New Zealand. $15,000 in prize monies. Artists are tasked with creating something that reflects their relationship to the spirit of the NZ landscape. Youth entries from Manawatu District ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kimbolton Domain - Kimbolton, Feilding and District   Distance: 42.6 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
The New Zealand Military Tattoo - A uniquely New Zealand experience. New Zealand’s biggest military spectacular is coming to Palmerston North City. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime show celebrating our nation’s defence heroes. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77 KM Taihape
October 2018, Geyer indicated that she wants to record a new album - possibly her last - "I am playing it by ear, but sometime in the next year, I would like to do something – another new album. I have collaborated with people on different things ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Royal - Palmerston North   Distance: 77 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
The original and still Australia's best classical cross-over group, The Ten Tenors, are touring New Zealand in 2020 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The talented tensome will charm their way around the country performing an irresistible selection ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.3 KM Ohakune
Enjoy river travel as it used to be as you listen to stories, take in the beautiful scenery and watch the homing pigeons during this unique and authentic cruise aboard New Zealand's only coal fired paddle steamer. Also discover a goldmine of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waimarie Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.3 KM from Ohakune
    108 KM Taihape
We've done it once, we've done it twice... Team Eke are going for it again... Small cheese event for small cheesemakers in a small part of provincial New Zealand that has made a big contribution to NZ cheese. Join us! Small cheesemakers and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Eketahuna Community Centre - Eketahuna, Tararua   Distance: 108 KM from Taihape
    83.2 KM Taihape
Are you the owner of a V8? Why not bring your car to Tui Brewery for a fabulous day out that gives you the chance to display your sweet ride for other car enthusiasts and general public to enjoy and in doing so, compete to win some sweet prizes. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Brewery - Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    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
    76.9 KM Taihape
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    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

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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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