Choose from a range of towns & villages in and around the Tongariro National Park and the Whanganui National Park
As the halfway point between New Zealand's two largest cities, you can drive inland from almost anywhere in the North island and you’ll end up in Ruapehu.
Whether it’s adrenaline you’re after or relaxing with a good coffee enjoying the scenery, Ruapehu boasts easily accessible, family friendly activities to suit all palates.
Fancy a gourmet filet mignon? Maybe you’d rather a juicy burger, or perhaps just some good old fish ‘n chips. Whatever your taste, the Ruapehu region is home to some first class eating establishments, with a wide array of local and international beverages on offer.