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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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64.7 KM Ohakune
SOL3 MIO announce nationwide tour to round out the Kiwi summer! SOL3 MIO, will perform in some of the country's most loved regional venues with a repertoire of classics as well as debut some of their own new material. Sol3 Mio are an operatic pop ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
75.1 KM Taihape
Yee-haw! Giddy up as our all-star cast transports you to the home of country music showcasing the likes of John Denver, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Starring Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Marian Burns, Pat Urlich, Ray Eade and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
64.7 KM Ohakune
Schola Sacra Choir is staging a very important and exciting concert project at the Royal Wanganui Opera House at Anzac weekend. The choir will join with the Lyric Singers and Wanganui Male Choir, and the combined choirs will be accompanied by Brass ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
64.8 KM Ohakune
Now in its fourth year, the concert celebrates the tradition of jazz music, its influence on contemporary culture and its importance to education. New Zealand Jazz maestro Rodger Fox assembles a dazzling group of jazz musicians, Robyn Kamira and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Prince Edward Auditorium - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.8 KM from Ohakune
64.7 KM Ohakune
New Zealand’s most accomplished performers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa protégé Ipu Laga’aia, tenor Chris McRae, musical theatre stars Sophie Morris and Rutene Spooner, and music legend Laughton Kora join forces with The New Zealand String Quartet to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
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
New Zealand’s most accomplished performers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa protégé Ipu Laga’aia, tenor Chris McRae, musical theatre stars Sophie Morris and Rutene Spooner, and music legend Laughton Kora join forces with The New Zealand String Quartet to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    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
76.5 KM Taihape
This concert commemorates Clace Schwabe, our long-term and much-loved colleague, who passed away last year. Her piece 'Tutaki' ('Meeting') was one of a few compositions from her pen other than the exercises and studies to be expected from a dedicated ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Speirs Centre - Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 KM from Taihape
76.5 KM Taihape
Manawatu Concert Band Conductors: Peter Ellery & Stephen Wildbore “All Aboard the MCB Express”’. Please come along & join the MCB Express as we take you on a journey. Highlights along the way include Chicago, the American Wild West and The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Speirs Centre - Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 KM from Taihape
76.9 KM Taihape
Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists, earning him numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy awards and induction into the Rock ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
76.9 KM Taihape
A special evening of world class classical crossover entertainment with internationally successful Kiwi artists Geoff Sewell and BRAVO AMICI postponed their 2020 New Zealand concert tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tour was rescheduled to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
75.1 KM Taihape
Our tenors delight with the greatest melodies and songs ever written, delivered with their signature charm and cheekiness. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Amanda Atlas, Derek Hill, Kalauni Pouvalu and on piano Paul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
64.5 KM Ohakune
Our tenors delight with the greatest melodies and songs ever written, delivered with their signature charm and cheekiness. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Amanda Atlas, Derek Hill, Kalauni Pouvalu and on piano Paul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
64.7 KM Ohakune
Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists, earning him numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy awards and induction into the Rock ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
64.7 KM Ohakune
One of New Zealand’s most compelling voices of modern soul TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) shares his long-awaited debut album ‘Something To Feel’. To mark this special milestone, TEEKS is proud to announce a very special, six date album ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
64 KM Taihape
Manawatu Concert Band "Live in Feilding" Conductors: Peter Ellery, Stephen Wildbore Please join the 45 strong Manawatu Concert Band for an exciting afternoon, of wonderful music, for all the family... The programme will include: You've ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Feilding Civic Centre - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64 KM from Taihape
64.5 KM Ohakune
Liam Wooding is one of Whanganui’s much-celebrated performers. As part of his solo tour for Chamber Music NZ, he will play music by Lillburn, Beethoven, John Adams and Duke Ellington. Sponsored by Pak’n Save Whanganui. Credit card fees ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
64.5 KM Ohakune
Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Carnegie-Jones, Russell Dixon and Stuart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
64.5 KM Ohakune
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Ray Eade and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
64.5 KM Ohakune
Wilma Smith needs no introduction to NZ audiences having toured NZ as “Wilma and Friends” on many occasions. The Argyle Trio, comprised of musicians of extraordinary talent, will bring us a programme of music by Debussy, Saint Saens and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
76.9 KM Taihape
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 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
64.7 KM Ohakune
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
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
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
75.1 KM Taihape
Lose yourself in the splendour of Vienna as we capture the magic of Christmas, the wonder of the lights, the beautiful carols, the waltzes and great frocks! Starring, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Kelly Lim ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 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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