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
There’ll be laughing, singing, screaming, shouting, cheering and dancing in the street.find out more
Whip It Wednesdays
Join us after 5:30pm on Wednesday's to learn the basics of disc golf!find out more
Tom Campbell Memorial Big Air
NZ’s best freestyle athletes join a wealth of heavy hitters to put on a show on one very large jump.find out more
Cycling and Mountain Biking in Ruapehu
The Ultimate Guide to Cycling and Mountain Biking in Ruapehu
With over 400 km of epic trails to discover including the iconic Timber Trail and Mountains to Sea - Ngā Ara Tūhono Cycle Trails, this is the ultimate guide to cycling and mountain biking 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