World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience. Situated just south of Lake Taupō, the Ruapehu region with its dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush native forests and spiritual rivers epitomise New Zealand's pure outdoors.
Whispers is an art gallery featuring the photo art of Pete Smithies, and jewelry, handmade artwork and gifts from other artists. The gallery is evolving with new art produced constantly.
Our property boasts the most stunning view of mt Ruapehu.
Kiwi Mountain Bikes is all you need for a great days riding in the Ruapehu Region. With plenty of varied terrain to enjoy we can get you there with all the gear you need as well as ensure you have a fantastic days riding in our beautiful region.
Be spoilt by choice at Nevalea Alpacas, we farm over 600 alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand. You're invited to come for a farm visit, where you can meet the animals & view our designer garments in our farm shop.
A timeless western experience where the Old West lives on. Dust off your cowboy hat, pull on your jeans and cowboy boots and strap on some gun leather to experience the Old West with us at Mellonsfolly Ranch.
Walk up, run up or catch the lift! Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Summer Magic offers scenic sightseeing chairlift rides to New Zealand's highest café at 2020m above sea level, the Knoll Ridge Café. For the more adventurous, book a Guided Crater Lake Hike.
Join us on The Tongariro Alpine Crossing this winter. We will guide you along the 19km of alpine terrain, teaching you basic mountaineering and telling you the rich stories of our areas rumbling past. Approx 8hrs hike.
Explore the North Island’s most remarkable topographical and geological features – the three peaks of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro – with Heliview Ruapehu. Voted 12th nationwide on the AA’s 101 Must-Do list. Don't miss this one!