Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Forgotten World Adventureslink

Ian Balme
+64 7 895 7181
+64 21 719 920
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
English

Venture into the Forgotten World and connect with New Zealand’s enriched past. Set off on guided tours ranging from 3 hours to 4 days on Rail Cart, Jet Boat or Helicopter and explore the raw beauty of one of the most isolated corners of New Zealand. Venture along the 142km line between Stratford and Okahukura, pass through 24 tunnels and cross 98 bridges and explore the pristine native bush, rugged hills and isolated farms while listening to the stories of the area’s pioneering days. There is an adventure to be enjoyed by all ages and all adventure styles. Forgotten World Adventures ensures making your journey into the Forgotten World an unforgettable experience.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Whakapapalink

Michelle Caldwell
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

Whakapapa is home to NZ's largest gondola, the NEW Sky Waka will travel 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks. Open year round, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area in winter and open for you to explore NZ's largest volcano in summer with unique hiking trails and fine dining at the award winning Knoll Ridge Chalet.

With terrain for all snow lovers, explore some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: wide groomed trails, huge snow filled basins, steep chutes & secret powder stashes. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts its own café, rental complex and ski school meeting area.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Sky Waka, Whakapapalink

Michelle Caldwell
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

JOURNEY INTO THE CLOUDS
NZ’s largest and most technically advanced gondola. Situated within the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, Sky Waka travels 1.8kms through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes on Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu.

Travel on the Sky Waka gondola to New Zealand’s highest dining experience, Knoll Ridge Chalet. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a quick grab and go snack to a brand new menu of contemporary cuisine, all overlooking the wonder that is Tongariro National Park.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Turoa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehulink

Michelle Caldwell
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tūroa sits on the south western slopes of Mt Ruapehu and is one of New Zealand's largest ski areas with the nation’s longest vertical drop at 722m. The High Noon Express' 6 seater chairlift reaches the highest lifted point in New Zealand where you'll enjoy panoramic views of North Island.

It’s cliffs, bowls & volcanic terrain make it feel like you’re out in the winter wilderness, even when you’re skiing or riding within the ski area boundary. Tūroa can be likened to one very large playground. It’s terrain naturally encourages skiers & snowboarders to be playful with two beginners areas, plenty of gullies, natural hits, wide trails & world class terrain parks.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Taumarunui Canoe Hire & Jet Tourslink

Karen Hawkless
+64 7 895 7483
+64 27 226 6348
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
German, English

AS WHANGANUI RIVER CANOE & JETBOAT OPERATORS we provide canoe/kayak/bike hire and exhilarating Jet Boat Tours. Take a trip through the many rapids and lush native bush with some of the best scenic landscaping in the World, all found on the right here on the incredible Whanganui River.
We offer:
- Freedom camping before and after your journey
- Transport to and from the river
- BARISTA coffee at the comprehensive safety briefing
- FREE WIFI
- OLD TOWN branded canoes
- Up to date modern equipment
- Amazingly friendly staff who are willing to help with whatever you need
- Baking and juice on pick up for multi-day trips
- Family owned and operated

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Adrift Tongarirolink

Stewart Barclay
+64 7 8922751
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

We are an outdoor adventure company specialising in guided adventures through the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks including the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We are a personal and professional organisation that can tailor our guided adventures to suit your clients' individual needs from 2 hour walks to full-day adventures. We have vast experience in working with people of all ages and abilities. All tours depart from the Adrift Tongariro base, in National Park Village. We are the only guiding operation that has its own shop, café, bathrooms and retail, this is also for safety reasons and to ensure clients have the appropriate gear and clothing for the tour, which is all held at our shop

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

National Army Museumlink

Nicola Bennett
+64 6 3876911
021 495 178
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa tells the important story of how New Zealand’s military history helped shape our nation. This world class museum has a very rich collection of artefacts to support personal stories of courage, honour and sacrifice and visitors will learn New Zealand’s military contribution over the last 180 years. Ideally placed on the main road halfway between Auckland and Wellington and as part of New Zealand’s largest military training camp. The Museum overlooks the active volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe and the Tongariro National Park. Services include: personal guided visits, Café, Gift Shop, Roimata Pounamu Memorial, and extensive medal, weapons and vehicle collections.

Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu

Nevalea Alpacaslink

Nevalea Alpacas
078966333
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand. We offer visitors ‘The Ultimate Alpaca Experience’ and have a range of different activities to choose from to give visitors an opportunity to get up close to the alpacas, hand feed them and feel just how soft and cuddly the alpacas are.

We operate alpaca treks through the summer months, where visitors can walk an alpaca around the farm and see hundreds of alpaca come to greet them in the hills. We also offer a shorter alpaca walk throughout the year as another option.

We have cria (baby alpacas) all year-round, and for a unique opportunity offer visitors the chance to have a cuddle with a baby alpaca. Great up close and personal experiences.