In winter the Ruapehu region becomes a huge winter playground. Opening up its ski fields – offering vast terrain, with fantastic options for learners, families and the wild at heart. Winter also brings with it some of the most dramatic and exciting sights in the Tongariro National Park including the popular guided winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
From the dense forest & bush of the Tongariro National Park to the historic and sacred Whanganui National Park and River, you and the family can enjoy a huge variety of activities from walking and mountain biking, to jetboating, white-water rafting, museums,railcart trips and more.
From camping, to luxury lodges and chateaus, the Ruapehu region has just about every style of bed (and breakfast) you can imagine. Whether you’d like a high energy social stay or you’d rather fall asleep to the warm glow of a crackling fire, it’s easy to browse and book all manner of accommodations right here.