Kia Ora. Welcome to Ruapehu.
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Ruapehu is a beautiful backdrop for adventure, family and wellness - visit our greater outdoors for a truly immersive authentic experience.
Things to See & Do in Ruapehu
Where is Ruapehu?
Centrally located in New Zealand’s North Island, Ruapehu is easily accessible through multiple directions by road or by air. This makes it your perfect holiday destination on it’s own or combined with another trip plan.
- 4 hr drive from Auckland
- 1hr 30mins from Taupo Airport
- 4hr 30min drive from Wellington
Exhibition on now at the National Army Museum, Waiouru NZfind out more
Holiday Fun For THe Kids At The National Army Museum
Kids can enjoy fun activities including arts and crafts during the school holidays between 10am and 3pm dailyfind out more
Protect Our Winter NZ Movie Night - The Last Symphony
POW NZ's movie about a traverse of the South Island connecting trail running, ski mountaineering, packrafting and mountain biking.find out more
Waimarino A&P Show
Located just off the beaten path, Waimarino A & P Show is worth the adventure to get there. Just bring yourself—we’ll handle the rest.find out more
Discover the Tama Lakes
Discover the Tama Lakes Track and why it’s a must-do in Ruapehu
A lesser-known hidden gem in Ruapehu, the Tama Lakes Track is ideal for intrepid explorers looking for a spectacular day hike in the heart of Tongariro National Park – a UNESCO Dual World Heritage site of natural and cultural significance.find out more
Why Visit Our Greater Outdoors?
AUTHENTIC New Zealand
A region which offers a multitude of experiences ranging that epitomise New Zealand’s pure outdoors.INTERACTIVE MAP
THE BEST VALUE
Find your happy place. From camping and backpackers, to luxury lodges and chateaus, Ruapehu has just about every style of bed (and breakfast) you can imagine.DEALS & PACKAGES
Cuddle a carrot, pat an alpaca, inspect a T-Rex ...you'll be amazed at what your family can get up to in Ruapehu!ALL FAMILY ACTIVITIES
World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for truly unique New Zealand experiences.EXPLORE RUAPEHU