Quaintly unique and each with their own individual charm, the surrounding towns & villages in the region provide access points and stop over refuge for the multitude of nature based and adrenaline fuelled activities.
The Ruapehu region is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island halfway between Auckland and Wellington - both less than 4 hours drive.
Kiwirail operates scenic rail services between Auckland and Wellington, with stops at National Park Village and Ohakune, and national bus operators offer daily services to the area. Closest airports are Taupo, Whanganui and Palmerston North.More information
Find a great cafe, bar or restaurant in the Ruapehu region
Wake up in the peaceful surroundings of a National Park. Check out the range of accommodation available in the region
With a broad range of activities on offer, there's a whole lot in the Ruapehu region to experience