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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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75.1 KM Taihape
Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz! Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
64.5 KM Ohakune
Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz! Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
64.8 KM Taihape
For our eleventh annual event in 2021, we once again have a very challenging programme. We have continued with the major focus being on the farming youth of our country. As we all know, they are our future. All the youth cattle entries will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
64 KM Taihape
Rohan Gower’s showcase concert in the Feilding Civic Centre, singing the songs of the Sinatra era and many more. Come along for an amazing fun-filled show with modern and old fashioned twists. We can’t wait to see you there! Featuring songs ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Feilding Civic Centre - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64 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
77.2 KM Taihape
Experience glorious songbird Julia Deans in an intimate solo performance. “Masterful performance.” 13th Floor Julia Deans was the lead singer of Kiwi rock band Fur Patrol, best known for their smash hit ‘Lydia’, which rocketed to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Garden at Te Marae o Hine - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
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
75.1 KM Taihape
You are invited to our birthday party to celebrate the best musical, comic and memorable moments of our past 20 years! Starring Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Kelly Lim Harris, Lynette Martin and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Life Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.1 KM from Taihape
64.5 KM Ohakune
You are invited to our birthday party to celebrate the best musical, comic and memorable moments of our past 20 years! Starring Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Kelly Lim Harris, Lynette Martin and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
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
76.9 KM Taihape
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: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
64.3 KM Ohakune
Featuring music for flute and voice, piano and voice, flute and piano and solo flute, performed by Ingrid Culliford and Winifred Livesay. This classical concert celebrating International Women's Day will feature music composed predominantly by women, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Christ Church Anglican Church - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.3 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
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
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
64.7 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
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
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
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
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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