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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
AMPLIFY ROCK FESTIVAL is blasting into Palmerston North this summer! Headlined by international hard rock band WOLFMOTHER with very special guests, DEVILSKIN, AMPLIFY will take place at the The Ballroom, B&M Centre, on Friday 24 January 2020. SKINNY ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    99.8 KM Taihape
The Third Annual Installment of NZ's Best Cable Wakeboard Event. . The Best riders at one of NZ's best Wakeparks competing for the best prizes and having the best time! (In our humble opinion) Open Men & Women, Mixed Men & Women, Junior Men & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Off The Loop Wake Park - Foxton, Horowhenua   Distance: 99.8 KM from Taihape
    78.3 KM Taihape
At the YMCA we run fun & active holiday programmes that your child will love these October holidays! Our Holiday Programmes are the perfect way for your kids to get out and about during the holidays, make new friends and have fun while you’re ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: YMCA Palmerston North Recreation Centre - Palmerston North   Distance: 78.3 KM from Taihape
    65 KM Ohakune
At the YMCA we run fun & active holiday programmes that your child will love these Summer holidays! Our Holiday Programmes are the perfect way for your kids to get out and about during the holidays, make new friends and have fun while you’re ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: YMCA Community Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 65 KM from Ohakune
    113.7 KM Taihape
Celebrating 100 Years as a Catholic School Community in Levin we are calling all past and present students, staff, teachers and whanau to join us for this once-in-a lifetime weekend of celebration and remembrance. Saturday will include a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Joseph's Catholic School - Levin, Horowhenua   Distance: 113.7 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
This is the big one! The Superstock Teams Champs first won by the Palmerston North B Team in 1981. Defending champions the Canterbury Glen Eagles 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: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    65.2 KM Ohakune
Back by popular demand! The best professional wrestling in New Zealand, Impact Pro Wrestling, is coming back to the River City! After a sellout live event in 2018 & 2019, IPW is back with a brand new two-hour spectacle of family friendly ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanganui Racecourse - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 65.2 KM from Ohakune
    77.5 KM Taihape
This is the big one! The Superstock Teams Champs, first won by the Palmerston North B Team in 1981. Defending champions the Canterbury Glen Eagles will face a strong challenge from the Worlds best SuperStock Team drivers. Twelve Superstock ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    10.6 KM Taihape
Calling all Artists! From beginners to accomplished! Celebrating 12 years of fun, audacity and creativity Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries Art Competition and Exhibition this coming on 30th November 2019! It is time once again to dig out your artists' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mangaweka Gallery - Mangaweka, Rangitikei   Distance: 10.6 KM from Taihape
    78.7 KM Taihape
Explore Esplanade Day is back for 2020 and it's bigger and better than ever! This event is Palmy's premier family event, in the city's pride and joy - Victoria Esplanade. Explore Esplanade Day gives you every reason to explore the 26 hectares of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Victoria Esplanade Gardens - Palmerston North   Distance: 78.7 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Taihape
It's the New Zealand Grand Prix weekend and not only one of the biggest weekends of the whole motorsport year but also the climax of the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. New Zealand is lucky enough to be one of only two countries outside of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild Race Track - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.7 KM from Taihape
    2.2 KM Ohakune
The Ruapehu Express & Old Coach Road Trail Walk/Run returns in 2020 on Saturday, 22 February, once again bringing you an opportunity for an epic adventure in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu. The courses are all point to point, with around 1000 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Powderhorn - Ohakune, Tongariro   Distance: 2.2 KM from Ohakune
    77.5 KM Taihape
The Vodafone New Zealand Warriors take on the Melbourne Storm right in the heart of the mighty Manawatu At Central Energy Trust Arena. Make sure you’re on the ball and secure your seat when tickets go on sale 1 November. Catch the very best of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    68.7 KM Taihape
The Sanson Sunday Market has been running since 1997, and from that time on, the market has gone from strength to strength with new casual stallholders joining us or becoming one of the many weekly attendees, who show up no matter the weather—a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sanson Community Market - Sanson, Feilding and District   Distance: 68.7 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
UK legend Midge Ure - the voice of Ultravox, plus local heroes The Mockers live in concert. Midge Ure - Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman brings his dynamic new group 'Band Electronica' to New Zealand on ‘The 1980 Tour’ – an awesome ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    83.2 KM Taihape
Arguably the best cycling occasion in the Tararuas, bring your leg power to Mangatainoka on March 14th for the annual Bush Cycle Tour. All new races this year comprising of 5 km, 15 km, 40 km, 80 km and 120 km classes all avoiding any main ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tui Brewery - Mangatainoka, Tararua   Distance: 83.2 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
Central Districts Field Days is back for 2020 with the largest amount of exhibitors in its 27 year history. New Zealand's largest regional agricultural event showcases over 600 exhibitors with an expected audience of over 27,000 visitors over three ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Manfeild - Feilding, Feilding and District   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical returns to New Zealand in 2020! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. Following their most recent Grammy Award for Freedom (Best ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    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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