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Ruapehu

Outstanding natural features, Maori cultural and spiritual connections

An all seasons destination. Visit Ruapehu. Where adventure begins!

The Ruapehu district has friendly towns from Taumarunui and National Park Village to Ohakune, historic Raetihi and Pipiriki and Waiouru.

Tongariro National Park has magnificent walks including the Tongariro Crossing over the moonscape craters of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, lush native forest, lava formations, glaciers, crystal clear rivers and lakes.

Turoa and Whakapapa ski-fields have guided walks, chair lift rides and scenic flights to complement rafting, canoeing, trout fishing, golf and horse trekking.

Whanganui River National Park is a mystical place of Maori history and legend, with a spectacular and unspoiled unique river journey by kayak, canoe or jet boat.

Soft stone has eroded to form dramatic gorges, rock columns and exquisite waterfalls. The “bridge-to-nowhere” springs out of the bush.