Ruapehu

North Island

Ruapehu

Slip on your shoes, it's walk-o-rama. Vivid colour like a Psychedelic cruise.

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Halfway between Auckland and Wellington - and surrounded by Great Walks, and National Parks we are in the perfect spot for travelers to spend some time getting to see New Zealand.

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Whakahoro Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Whakahoro Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Great Walk Hut

Tawhai Falls, full frontal

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

800 m return | 15 minutes return

View of Falls from the lookout

Time: 2 hrs return

National Army Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

National Army Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

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Crater Lake walk

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Crater Lake walk

Walk to the summit of an active volcano

Avoid Camping Fines!

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View from Skyline Ridge

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Skyline Ridge walk

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Skyline Ridge walk

Amazing vistas from Mt Ruapehu

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View of the lava flow from Lake Surprise Track.

Time: 5 hr return

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

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Time: 1 hr return

Lake Rotopounamu

5 km return | 2 hours return

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

Time: 4-7 hours, Distance: 46km, Cycling Grade: 3

At the top of the chairlift - Knoll Ridge Cafe.

Ride in summer to 2000m up Mt Ruapehu and experience New Zealand largest active volcano up close.

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Heidi

New Zealand

Hauhangatahi is one of the oldest volcanoes in the area and has been deemed a wilderness zone with in the Tongariro National Park. It’s an awesome walk with great views over the nation park from a different angle. If you are driving to Ohakune from national Park Village turn left at Erua, park your car, walk across the railway tracks, turn right and follow the tracks for 3 power poles, you will see a small wooden sign on the left hand side that says “track”. Follow this, it’s about an hour through the bush marked with tape, then follow the wooden stakes up to the top for another two hours to the top. Have a goody!

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The start of Fishers Track: Mountains to Sea

Fishers Track

NZ Cycle Trail

Fishers Track

NZ Cycle Trail

Time: 2-3hrs, Distance: 21km, Cycling Grade: 2

Time: 2-4hrs (loop), Distance: 17km, Cycling Grade: 3

Turoa Ski Area

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Turoa Ski Area

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Mel

New Zealand

Central North island has excellent mountain biking tracks: Craters of the Moon in Taupo, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach Road, Mangapurua Valley just to name a few. Check with locals about the conditions of the tracks, in the winter some tracks are unrideable and with the pumice in the soil, you will ruin your brakes! Check weather and be prepared, a lot of these places have limited cell phone coverage and can be in very rural areas so you need to be self sufficient. Definitely bring a head light; it has often come to good use.

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The Park Hotel Ruapehu

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Whakapapa Nature Walk

Whakapapa Village

Whakapapa Nature Walk

Whakapapa Village

Approx 600 m return | 15 minutes return

Tangarakau Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tangarakau Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking

  • Climbing

Indoor Climbing Wall

National Park Backpackers

Indoor Climbing Wall

National Park Backpackers