Kia Ora. Welcome to Ruapehu.
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Ruapehu is a beautiful backdrop for adventure, family and wellness - visit our greater outdoors for a truly immersive authentic experience.
Things to See & Do in Ruapehu
Where is Ruapehu?
Centrally located in New Zealand’s North Island, Ruapehu is easily accessible through multiple directions by road or by air. This makes it your perfect holiday destination on it’s own or combined with another trip plan.
- 4 hr drive from Auckland
- 1hr 30mins from Taupo Airport
- 4hr 30min drive from Wellington
Maunga Clean Up
Take a hike on New Zealand's largest active volcano and help pick up rubbish that didn't quite make it to the bin! Afterwards enjoy a complimentary ride on the Sky Waka gondola.find out more
Ring Of Fire and Tussock Traverse
For the first time, Ring of Fire will combine the much loved Tussock Traverse event offerings of 6km, 12km, 21km, and 32km!find out more
T42 Central Plateau
One of New Zealand’s most iconic events, the award-winning T42 takes you into the crisp alpine air and pristine environs of the Tongariro National Parkfind out more
Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
The Mahi Aroha Summer Programme has a range of events within the Central Plateau and Tongariro districts from January 1-31.find out more
Seven Summer Must-Dos in Ruapehu
Far from crowds but as close to nature as you can get, summer in Ruapehu is all about finding your place in the world. From mountainside adventures to riverside fun, there are days to be spent lingering amidst alpine lakes, discovering lesser-known trails to bike or hike and evenings star gazing under dark open skies. Here are a few ideas on where to wander, catch epic sunrises and enjoy summer in full swing when in Ruapehu.find out more
Why Visit Our Greater Outdoors?
AUTHENTIC New Zealand
A region which offers a multitude of experiences ranging that epitomise New Zealand’s pure outdoors.INTERACTIVE MAP
THE BEST VALUE
Find your happy place. From camping and backpackers, to luxury lodges and chateaus, Ruapehu has just about every style of bed (and breakfast) you can imagine.DEALS & PACKAGES
Cuddle a carrot, pat an alpaca, inspect a T-Rex ...you'll be amazed at what your family can get up to in Ruapehu!ALL FAMILY ACTIVITIES
World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for truly unique New Zealand experiences.EXPLORE RUAPEHU