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
The Goat Adventure Run
This is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Tūroa Ski areas.find out more
Ring Of Fire and Tussock Traverse
Come run or walk where the mountains meet the sky.find out more
Six walks in one weekend: the best of Whakapapa Village
Mountains for breakfast, mountains for lunch, mountains for dinner. You really can’t get enough of the iconic peaks of Mt Ruapehu. So here are some incredible ways to recharge and relax over one weekend in Our Greater Outdoors with Whakapapa Village as your base.find out more
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