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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
Roller Skating! Holiday Fun sessions! Wondering what to do with the kids these holidays? Will here is a cheap, fun thing to do for the whole family. Games. Prizes. Entry $5 includes skate hire. Cash only. No Eftpos. Shop open for snacks and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bell Hall, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers released their second album, What We Leave Behind in late September, and announced their return to New Zealand in January 2018 for a run of dates with NZ luminary, Mel Parsons, prior to headlining at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    73.2 KM Taihape
School holiday animal fun days! Kelly Rowe School of Riding will be running a very new animal day programme over the January school holiday period due to popular demand. This programme will cater for students requiring holiday supervision who ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manley Lodge, Palmerston North   Distance: 73.2 KM from Taihape
    73.2 KM Taihape
School holiday horse riding fun days! Kelly Rowe School of Riding will be running more fun days over the December/January school holiday period. Students can bring their own pony or use ours. Each student will have one riding lesson (small groups) ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manley Lodge, Palmerston North   Distance: 73.2 KM from Taihape
    78.8 KM Taihape
Night Riverfair and Market is a chance to bring the community of Manawatu together for a family friendly event. Live music, live performances, food trucks, craft stalls and plenty more! Join us for an evening of fun!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hardie Street Reserve, Palmerston North   Distance: 78.8 KM from Taihape
    64.2 KM Taihape
Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer tour of New Zealand January ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.2 KM from Taihape
    73.2 KM Taihape
Kelly Rowe School of Riding are offering an exciting 3-hour farm visit to Manley Lodge again in the December/January school holiday period. These visits cater for children and adults who would like to have some hands on animal fun. We also cater ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manley Lodge, Palmerston North   Distance: 73.2 KM from Taihape
    53.9 KM Taihape
Clear out the garage, shuffle down to the shed, unearth the forgotten treasures and bring them all down to the Ashhurst Pohangina Lions small holders auction. There will be 1000s of items for the home, farm and garden up for grabs plus ducks, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: McDonalds Farm, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 53.9 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
The Gravel and Tar Gran Fondo is a sportive ride which provides the opportunity for Junior, Masters, and Sport riders to experience part of the course on which the elite riders will take in the UCI ‘Classic’ race. Although only 70 km, it ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Square, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
63.7 KM Taihape
Come along and display your vehicle or spend the day looking at the vast array of vehicles on display. On display will be everything from Motorcycles to Tractors, Vintage Cars to today's Muscle Cars. We have a dedicated area for Swapmeet stall ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dannevirke A & P Showgrounds, Dannevirke, Tararua   Distance: 63.7 KM from Taihape
    71.6 KM Taihape
Woodville Moto-Cross (MX for short) has a 57-year old reputation of being the biggest stand alone event of its kind in New Zealand. It's known for its full on action packed races covering Mini, junior, Senior & International class competition on a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve, Woodville, Tararua   Distance: 71.6 KM from Taihape
    75.7 KM Taihape
A former quarry, now set to rock once more! Our second concert of the series will take place at the Fitzroy Street end of the park - come on down and join us on the field for an afternoon of sun, ducks and music! Featuring: - Grayson Gilmour ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Memorial Park, Palmerston North, Palmerston North   Distance: 75.7 KM from Taihape
    73.2 KM Taihape
Kelly Rowe School of Riding do offer riding lessons at very affordable prices! Term packages available at discounted prices. 45 Minute lesson - $35 20 Minute lesson - $20 Pony Rides - $15 for 20 minutes Riding lessons are held in small ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manley Lodge, Palmerston North   Distance: 73.2 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
This is the big one! The Superstock Teams Champs first won by the Palmerston North B Team in 1981. Defending champions the Hawkes Bay Hawke Eyes will face a strong challenge from the Worlds best SuperStock Team drivers. Twelve Superstock Teams ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    77.4 KM Taihape
This is the big one! The Superstock Teams Champs first won by the Palmerston North B Team in 1981. Defending champions the Hawkes Bay Hawke Eyes will face a strong challenge from the Worlds best SuperStock Team drivers. Twelve Superstock Teams ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    64 KM Taihape
Fundraiser for Feilding Volunteer Fire Brigade Road Crash Rescue Team Fun night with plenty of laughs Cash Bar Supper will be provided Grab some friends or workmates and come along for some fun Only people who want to go on stage will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64 KM from Taihape
    117.8 KM Taihape
Chooks fit into an edible backyard like honey in tea. They tick lots of boxes for the edible gardener – organic fertiliser providers, expert bug hunters, a weeding service, endless delight and eggs too! Learn how: to create a smart chicken ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua   Distance: 117.8 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
Featuring: - Castrol Toyota Racing Series - BNT V8s - Toyota 86 - Pirelli Porsche - TradeZone GT1/GT2 and GT3/GT4 - Mazda Pro 7 - NZ Formula First - Porter Group V8 Utes - NZ F1600 Speed Works Motorsport Championship – New Zealand Grand ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas. This married couple share a passion for a very unusual and exotic activity, knife throwing! In ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Cobb, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.2 KM Taihape
Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special diesel hauled excursion to the Art Deco Capital of Napier for the 30th Art Deco Festival. A great way to experience Art Deco. Ride the rails in heritage carriages and hauled by an immaculately ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.2 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
New Zealand's top Dressage combinations will contest the Cartown FEI CDI*** Grand Prix Musical Freestyle. The class is also the final round for the coveted title of the Bates National Champion for 2018. Individually choreographed dressage test are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
102.5 KM Taihape
This annual Car Show is a Shannon fund raising event and features a display usually with over 500 vehicles of all different makes and models at the Shannon Domain. You can bring your own car or unique vehicle to show or just come along and enjoy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shannon Domain, Shannon, Horowhenua   Distance: 102.5 KM from Taihape
    69.4 KM Taihape
The most stunning countryside ride in NZ. Lots of short distance 5km and 10km Family Friendly options all the way through to "Hard Out, Tough As!" 144km cycle challenge. Every Participant gets a free meal!!! A whopping great big yummy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ashhurst Domain, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 69.4 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Tickets on sale to the general public from 5 October. The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia presented by Pacific ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.6 KM Ohakune
Now in its tenth year, The NZ House & Garden House Tours have grown into the country’s largest charity house tours. Come along for a day of indulgence, beauty and fun as we visit some of Whanganui’s most outstanding homes and gardens in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Element Cafe, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.6 KM from Ohakune
    65.2 KM Ohakune
The best professional wrestling in New Zealand Impact Pro Wrestling is coming to the River City for the first time ever! Live Pro Wrestling is coming to Wanganui for a two-hour spectacle of family friendly professional wrestling action. In the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanganui Racecourse, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 65.2 KM from Ohakune
    2.1 KM Ohakune
Private access to stunning trails combined with breath taking views are the key features of the Camelbak Ruapehu Express taking place Saturday 24 February 2018. Runners and walkers journey from Horopito to Ohakune via the historic Old Coach Road ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ohakune Junction, Ohakune, Tongariro   Distance: 2.1 KM from Ohakune
    117.8 KM Taihape
Celebrate the end of summer with us! I'll take you for a garden tour and chat about what's worked and what hasn't - all the good stuff I've learned this summer. Then we'll park up round the slab table and tuck into woodfired Margherita pizza ( ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua   Distance: 117.8 KM from Taihape
    78.3 KM Taihape
The Manawatu Striders Super Seven Series is an annual 3km & 7km fun run/walk series over 7 weeks on Tuesday nights, with this week's event on 23 January 2018. Run or walk through the Esplanade, along the River Track and back past the lagoon on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: YMCA, Palmerston North   Distance: 78.3 KM from Taihape
    83.2 KM Taihape
Join us for a 35 minute guided tour, that takes you through the Histui museum, around the historic grounds, and the iconic Tui Tower before walking through our new state of the art brewery, where you learn about the art of brewing right at the heart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    83.2 KM Taihape
Join us for a 35 minute guided tour, that takes you through the Histui museum, around the historic grounds, and the iconic Tui Tower before walking through our new state of the art brewery, where you learn about the art of brewing right at the heart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    78.7 KM Taihape
Esplanade Day is back in 2018 in Palmerston North's most beautiful gardens. Victoria Esplanade will once again come alive with a fantastic mix of live entertainment, activities, stalls food, culture, and family fun! We have some special ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North   Distance: 78.7 KM from Taihape
    76.2 KM Taihape
Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, you can see the picturesque Rangitikei River below you as it flows past the high sandstone ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.2 KM from Taihape
    76.2 KM Taihape
Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, you can see the picturesque Rangitikei River below you as it flows past the high sandstone ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.2 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
Celebrating 25 years of Central Districts Field Days this March. Tickets are on sale now at earlybird prices - get yours now so you can skip the queues and go in the draw to win one of two getaways with Originair! New Zealand's largest regional ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    117.8 KM Taihape
If you want to feed your family from your backyard – today is for you! Come along and check out a working food garden. Gather your favourite people and leave the world behind. Come along for a garden stroll, a garden chat and more importantly an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edible Backyard, Ohau, Horowhenua   Distance: 117.8 KM from Taihape
    56.3 KM Taihape
The Marton Harvest Fair is on again. Come and celebrate the harvest season in true country fashion. With over 160 quality stalls, food, music and fun. A day to bring the family, join your friends and neighbours and celebrate our history and our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Marton Park, Marton, Rangitikei   Distance: 56.3 KM from Taihape
    98.9 KM Taihape
This will be our 27th annual Easter Sunday Fair. Approx 220 stall sites available and two top professional bands to entertain throughout the day. Plenty of fun things for kids to ride on or indulge in and a big variety of food stalls throughout ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Easton Park, Foxton, Horowhenua   Distance: 98.9 KM from Taihape
    64.3 KM Ohakune
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational new live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kingsgate Hotel, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.3 KM from Ohakune
    68.3 KM Taihape
A vibrant local market showcasing the wares of producers and businesses from the Ashhurst and Pohangina area. Food, coffee, crafts, plants, community activities and much more. Please contact - [email protected] or 0279184855 for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ashhurst Village Valley Centre, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 68.3 KM from Taihape
    100.4 KM Taihape
This Market is held throughout the Summer months to provide a fun family day out. At this market, you will find great handmade/handcrafted gifts, bargains with the car boot sales, fresh produce and delicious preserves. To top it all off there ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Holben Pavilion, Foxton Beach, Horowhenua   Distance: 100.4 KM from Taihape
    64.3 KM Ohakune
Youth of the Nation Conference 2018 - Possible Celebrating 15 years of #YOTNconf in Whanganui. Featuring: - Ps Dan Paikea - Ps Steve Silcock - Ps Ben Hoyle More details coming soon.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanganui Central Baptist Church, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.3 KM from Ohakune
    77.3 KM Taihape
Brick Flicks brings together photography and hands-on creativity using Lego, the world's most popular toy. Photographer Warren Elsmore has recreated iconic movie scenes using LEGO bricks and minifigs; to this Te Manawa has added creation stations ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Australia's most wanted comedian is back and he's bigger than Jesus! Star of 7 Days, and Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan, Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to New Zealand in May 2018. The world has had religion ever since ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    108 KM Taihape
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 cheesemongers will be present chatting and tasting their cheeses. It's gonna be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Eketahuna Community Centre, Eketahuna, Tararua   Distance: 108 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
Join our region's thriving board game community at this new, bi-monthly open day. Learn to fly an X-Wing! Explore new lands and trade with your friends in Settlers of Catan and other modern board game classics. See intricately painted miniatures ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 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
    77.2 KM Taihape
A fun time for your baby and family to share. Songs, rhymes, activities and bubbles, all designed to help with baby's brain development. The earliest precursor to preparing your baby to read and write too!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    77.3 KM Taihape
A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration. Entry by gold coin donation.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North   Distance: 77.3 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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