Ruapehu

North Island

Ruapehu

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

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Tawhai Falls, full frontal

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

800 m return | 15 minutes return

View from Skyline Ridge

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Skyline Ridge walk

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Skyline Ridge walk

Amazing vistas from Mt Ruapehu

Whakapapa Holiday Park in the winter - primo!

Whakapapa Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park

Whakapapa Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park

In the heart of Tongariro National Park, designated a dual World Heritage area for its very important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as the outstanding features and history of the volcanic landscape.

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National Army Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

National Army Museum

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Crater Lake walk

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Crater Lake walk

Walk to the summit of an active volcano

View of Falls from the lookout

Time: 2 hrs return

Misty cow
View of the lava flow from Lake Surprise Track.

Time: 5 hr return

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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.

Time: 1 hr return

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

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

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Tieke Kainga Campsite

Whanganui National Park

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Paul

Australia

Raurimu Rex – the driftwood dinosaur on the main highway at Raurimu is worth a photo, he now has a local friend in the shape of a Kiwi at the beginning of Findlay Street in national Park Village. These sculptures are created by a local artist and none of the wood used is modified in anyway, very clever.

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Turoa Ski Area

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Turoa Ski Area

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

Activity Transport

Lake Rotopounamu

5 km return | 2 hours return

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

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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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Tangarakau Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Tangarakau Gorge

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whakapapa Nature Walk

Whakapapa Village

Whakapapa Nature Walk

Whakapapa Village

Approx 600 m return | 15 minutes return

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Indoor Climbing Wall

National Park Backpackers

Indoor Climbing Wall

National Park Backpackers

Te Maire Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Maire Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking