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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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64.5 KM Ohakune
With quirky lyrics and enticing melodies we can expect a lively performance from Rick Baum, piano; John Scudder, double bass and Aydie Holland, vocals and percussion. Metamorphosis will be performing standards as well as some originals in the manner ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sarjeant Gallery - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
75.9 KM Taihape
Our next lunchtime concert features the extremely talented soprano Lydia Monzeglio singing a programme which features Handel - Rejoice Greatly, Strauss and Brahms lieder French art songs, Mozart, Puccini and Gounod opera arias. Accompanied by Guy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's Anglican Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.9 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
100% Good and Under the Radar present Te Whanganui-a-Tara dream-pop band French for Rabbits live in concert this July and August. Led by songwriter Brooke Singer, the full five-piece band featuring John Fitzgerald, Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, Dawn ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE has today announced a nationwide regional tour for August. BENEE will visit every corner of the country, hitting eight different towns and cities throughout the month. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    113.4 KM Taihape
Warmly presented by LFMC on Friday 13th August 7:30 pm, the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band are: Neil Worboys - Vocals, banjo, mandolin, blues harps, kazoo, jug, whoops Carol Bean - Vocals, guitar, mandolin, hollers Maurice Priestley ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Levin Folk Music Club - Levin, Horowhenua   Distance: 113.4 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
Discover all there is to know about the magical sounds of saxophones. Currently resident in Australia, French born musician Serge “Pépé” Le Goueff has performed extensively internationally. Described as a multi-instrumentalist, educator and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sarjeant Gallery - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    77.5 KM Taihape
Bring along your instrument(s) and/or voice and come join in a fun, friendly musical scene for all ages. This is for anyone who is interested in playing, singing, or listening to folk music. The Palmerston North Folk Music club meets every Friday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theosophical Society Hall - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    76.5 KM Taihape
This concert was originally scheduled for August 2020 in order to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, however we all know what happened last year and so we are going to celebrate the 251st anniversary of Beethoven's birth instead! It ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Speirs Centre - Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 KM from Taihape
    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
64.5 KM Ohakune
Supreme D&B proponents, The Upbeats, announce album release date and New Zealand Tour. NZ Drum & Bass titans, THE UPBEATS, will celebrate the release of their upcoming album by doing what they love most – delivering their joyous D&B music in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Frank Bar & Eatery - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    78.5 KM Taihape
The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ in September, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wallace Development Company Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 78.5 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
With no need for introductions, Stan Walker embarks on his nationwide ‘ALL IN’ tour performing 9 spectacular shows across Aotearoa, singing all of his hit songs and some brand new music! Boasting a stellar career that spans 5 studio albums, Stan ...
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
    64.8 KM Ohakune
Ghost Trio was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela Glapska’s PhD recital projects and they have already gained a reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in NZ. Our final programme in the 2021 series includes music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Prince Edward Auditorium - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.8 KM from Ohakune
    52.6 KM Ohakune
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ratamarumaru - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 52.6 KM from Ohakune
    34.1 KM Taihape
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nga Rakau - Hunterville, Rangitikei   Distance: 34.1 KM from Taihape
    9.8 KM Taihape
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otoroa Woolshed - Taihape, Rangitikei   Distance: 9.8 KM from Taihape
    117.4 KM Taihape
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2021 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Namoi - Eketahuna, Tararua   Distance: 117.4 KM from Taihape
    76.5 KM Taihape
Join the Manawatu Concert band for "Best of British Featuring music from..... The Beatles Queen David Bowie Danny Boy Highland Cathedral Rule Britannia Fantasia on British Sea Songs Thunderbirds Elton John Ron Goodwin - 633 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Speirs Centre - Palmerston North Boys High, Palmerston North   Distance: 76.5 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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