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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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    77.5 KM Taihape
Tall Poppies junior production is about an ordinary (quite introverted, actually) Palmerston North girl going to Hogwarts, encountering her heroes and doing the right thing without expecting fame.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Beat the queues and bring the family in for an exclusive time in Santa's Cave. The kids can don their jim-jams, have a Milo and round off the evening with bedtime stories read by the man in red himself! Book now on 0800 4 A MUSEUM or drop by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    79.7 KM Taihape
Bring a blanket, grab a spot on the field here at The Factory and enjoy our Christmas movie, Arthur Christmas! Our free event is open to everyone! We've had a great year, live in a great spot and want to extend our thanks to the entire Manawatu ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Factory, Palmerston North   Distance: 79.7 KM from Taihape
    64.9 KM Ohakune
After selling out a year ago, Cori returns to Whanganui with his new show.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.9 KM from Ohakune
    77.3 KM Taihape
The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning through play for toddlers and young children. It will be open to the public from Thursday to Sunday. Each week has a different focus, shifting between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
Christmas in the Square 2018 - a perennial delight for all comes to the Square this year to entertain you all. Every year several thousand people gather in the Square to enjoy a community concert including a vast array of Christmas songs and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Square, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    78.5 KM Taihape
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way as a practically ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wallace Development Company Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 78.5 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
"What if you could have all the fun of New Zealand's most popular ever TV comedy show, but instead of them being on a tiny screen, they were right in front of you, in real life?? And what if there were no cameras or censors or advertisements, just ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    64.7 KM Ohakune
The Whanganui District Council Youth Committee’s ‘vibe.’ music festival is back again and ready to take it to the next level! Cooks Gardens will come alive with stalls, activities, food trucks and performances from both locally and nationally ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cooks Gardens, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    77.6 KM Taihape
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market. A market for locals offering a range of artisan and local produce to tease your taste buds! - Live music by local talent - Artisan food stalls - Street Food
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hokowhitu Village Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.6 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
NZ Suzuki Series 2018 is New Zealand’s largest Motorcycle Series with top riders from both here and around the world! Internationals in the last 3 years included riders from the UK, Isle of Man, Europe, Japan, USA, Australia and this year the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
74.4 KM Taihape
Spiritualism is hard to define for it encourages people to pursue many avenues of self Identity and talents. It allows for free will and personal choices, rather than dictation from others. Spiritualism Identifies our lifetime as a journey of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Milson Community Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 74.4 KM from Taihape
74.4 KM Taihape
The Manawatu Spiritual & Healing Centre is the Spiritualist Centre for Palmerston North. We meet every Sunday from 7pm and each service incorporates evidence of survival after physical passing. Each week there is a different guest medium. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Milson Community Centre, Palmerston North   Distance: 74.4 KM from Taihape
    74 KM Taihape
Want to make your child's special day extra special? Want to try something unique? The Kung Fu Academy offers Birthday Party Entertainment for children, to make their special day extra special. Our basic pack offers a full on one hour session, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kung Fu Academy Palmerston North, Palmerston North   Distance: 74 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.6 KM Taihape
Find the true you, through Meditation, a comprehensive understanding of Mindfulness and the various ways that each individual can retain their awareness of their connection with their Higher Self (Clairvoyance, Mediumship) and Spirit as a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.6 KM from Taihape
    76.7 KM Taihape
Is Xero giving you a headache? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of your Xero account? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9 am - 11 am on Wednesdays and receive free Xero assistance. One of our Xero certified staff members ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: BDO , Palmerston North   Distance: 76.7 KM from Taihape
75.7 KM Taihape
Bring a rug or a chair or a cushion.Bring your family or friends. Bring a meal or a snack and sing or just listen to your favourite Christmas carols. Carols will be accompanied by a ukulele orchestra (The Saintly Strummers). A Christmas story ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Park, Palmerston North, Palmerston North   Distance: 75.7 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Santa hasn't forgotten the grown-ups! Christmas is for all ages, but tonight is just for adults. Hosted tour, a glass of bubbly and nibbles provided.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    64.2 KM Taihape
Other event highlights: Changing the tree light colours, hand selected food trucks, Christmas carols, entertainment, and community spirit highlighting the importance of giving and sharing during this period, and taking time to remember loved ones who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.2 KM from Taihape
    77.6 KM Taihape
And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has some bad news. Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, rum-fuelled showdowns, and some very questionable cooking. It’s the Christmas special ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.6 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking and astronomy along the way.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    64.1 KM Taihape
A magical Christmas Cave with displays, activities, model trains and - of course- Santa! 8th and 9th December: open to the public (opening week-end) 10th to 13th December: pre-booked groups only (schools, Kindergartens etc) 14th to 24th ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Feilding Little Theatre Players, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.1 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts concludes its changing exhibition programme for 2018 with an exhibition of acrylic paintings by mother and daughter Val Jones and Michele Theobald, from Palmerston North. Shared Aspirations, an exhibition of over 20 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    53.9 KM Ohakune
The methanol sucking monsters are back! Love speed, the smell of methanol and the vibration of v8's then you won't want to miss the action of the V8 Jetsprints ... where high-speed adrenaline junkies make split-second decisions and hesitation ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shelterview Jet Sprint Track, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 53.9 KM from Ohakune
    77.3 KM Taihape
Santa's Cave celebrates its 100th birthday this year! The space has been transformed to capture the feel of the original Collinson & Cunninghame department store of 1918. Some exhibition elements have been restored and will be on display for the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    64.4 KM Ohakune
We present to you our annual Diamond Victory Burlesque Vintage show in Wanganui. They are sell out shows!!! Get your tickets quick so you don't miss out!!! We have such an amazing group of performers for this show some even coming from Auckland & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arena in Victoria House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.4 KM from Ohakune
    64.5 KM Ohakune

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    77 KM Taihape
The Rumble is Palmerston North's premier stand-up comedy open mic. Get yourself along and check out this comedic sandpit where local comedians get up to test out their new material. This round of the Rumble will be hosted by a roster of top local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Royal, Palmerston North   Distance: 77 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
Due to overwhelming demand UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey have added a new show to their 40th Anniversary Tour of New Zealand. The global reggae hit makers will now also play Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North on Friday, February ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
The ultimate summer band returns to New Zealand in 2019 with a series of shows to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. That’s right – it’s a UB40TH! ?UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey will play Napier, Waitangi, Nelson and a very special ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    83.2 KM Taihape
Hurricanes will be returning to Mangatainoka on Saturday 9th February 2019 to tackle the Blues in a one-of-a-kind Pre-Season game that we’re calling The Battle At The Brewery. As usual, Tui has all your ticket options covered. From a VIP ticket ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Headquarters, Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    65.2 KM Ohakune
The best professional wrestling in New Zealand, Impact Pro Wrestling, is coming back to the River City! After a sellout 2018 live event in Whanganui, IPW is back with a brand new two-hour spectacle of family-friendly professional wrestling action. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanganui Racecourse, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 65.2 KM from Ohakune
    64.8 KM Taihape
Grand Prix Action as racers from home and abroad eye the big prize. Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon – February 9/10 The eyes of the racing world will fall upon Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon this weekend. It’s time for the New Zealand Grand Prix ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    76.2 KM Taihape
We depart Palmerston North and wind our way through the picturesque Manawatu Gorge, currently only accessible by rail. Then on to Dannevirke, before crossing the Takapau plains to Waipukurau, and then on across the Heretaunga plains, through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.2 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
In true kiwi summer tour tradition Marlon Williams will now take The Turangawaewae Tour to a further six markets this February making it a total of 12 shows - Marlon’s most comprehensive New Zealand tour ever!   Performing songs from his #1 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.5 KM Taihape
If you are looking for a fantastic event for your company or a group of mates to get involved in, look no further than the Property Brokers Race to the Brewery. Run as a fundraiser for Relay for Life and the Cancer Society, contestants embark on a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Property Brokers, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Charley Pride is one of the biggest selling country music artists of all time. He has sold an incredible 70 million albums, including 31 gold and 4 platinum albums - as well as one that achieved quadruple platinum status. On RCA Records Charley ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
The New Zealand Tattoo 2019 - a nationally significant pageant of music, marching, manoeuvres, bands, fly pasts, kapa haka, dance, pomp and ceremony - takes place at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena on 12 & 13 April 2019. It will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
A sophisticated Charity Ball to raise money for the Red Cross and RSA Poppy Appeal.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    99.2 KM Taihape
Our car boot sale is now weekly - every Saturday morning. This is a fundraiser for the Wildlife Foxton Trust, based here in the Auto Marine Centre at the south end of Main Street, in Foxton. We sell bird feeders, weta motels and NZ native ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wild Life Foxton Trust, Foxton, Horowhenua   Distance: 99.2 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date, in May 2019. Twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their talented band bring their fantastic live set to Auckland, ...
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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