If you're wanting to give skiing or snowboarding a go and you don't have all the gear with you there are many rental outlet options available both on and off the mountain.
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
Wake up in the peaceful surroundings of a National Park. Check out the range of accommodation available in the region
Find a great cafe, bar or restaurant in the Ruapehu region
With a broad range of activities on offer, there's a whole lot in the Ruapehu region to experience