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
George FM Snowball 2022
Featuring a ferocious lineup of local and international acts!find out more
The Goat Tongariro Adventure Run
The Goat is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Tūroa Ski Fields on the Round the Mountain track.find out more
The Raetihi Gutbuster
Come along and celebrate with us the 10th anniversary Raetihi Gutbuster event! Saturday 25th of March 2022find out more
Ruapehu Trail Festival
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
Raetihi Arts Exhibition on now
An exhibition by Murray Matuschka and Vicki Mogridgefind out more
Retro Day 2022
Come and enjoy the day and dress up in your best retro outfit!find out more
Witches and Wizards High Tea
We welcome all magic enthusiasts to our spellbinding Witches and Wizards High Tea!find out more
Discover the Tama Lakes
Discover the Tama Lakes Track and why it’s a must-do in Ruapehu
A lesser-known hidden gem in Ruapehu, the Tama Lakes Track is ideal for intrepid explorers looking for a spectacular day hike in the heart of Tongariro National Park – a UNESCO Dual World Heritage site of natural and cultural significance.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