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Whanganui National Park
  1. Visit Ruapehu
  2. Explore the Region
  3. Towns & Villages

Towns & Villages

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.

Getting Here

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.

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    Where to Eat & Drink

    Find a great cafe, bar or restaurant in the Ruapehu region

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    Where to Stay

    Wake up in the peaceful surroundings of a National Park. Check out the range of accommodation available in the region

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    Activities Galore!

    With a broad range of activities on offer, there's a whole lot in the Ruapehu region to experience

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