Events

Events

Head to Event Central! Ruapehu has trail running, mountain biking, art, historical and environmental events. From multi-sport adventure racing and market days, to what's happening at the National Army Museum, discover all the events that are on in Ruapehu.

Christmas Day Dining at The Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Christmas Day Dining at The Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Christmas Day Dining at The Chateau Tongariro Hotel

25 Dec - 26 Dec 21

Join us for a delightful lunch between 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM or dinner between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Indulge yourself this Christmas and make it an unforgettable one. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options are available on request, please do advise us when you make your booking.

New Years Celebrations at Chateau Tongariro Hotel.
New Years Celebrations at Chateau Tongariro Hotel.

New Years Celebrations at Chateau Tongariro Hotel.

31 Dec - 01 Jan 22

Welcome in 2022 at our swinging New Year’s Eve Celebration. Be wined, dined, and dance the night away to your favourite hits with our DJ John McGough before pausing to count down the last few seconds on 2021 at midnight.

Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

01 Jan - 31 Jan 22 Ruapehu

The Mahi Aroha Summer Programme offers a range of events within the Central Plateau and Tongariro districts from January 1-31. The programme is hosted by the Department of Conservation alongside local community group Project Tongariro.

New Years Day Kite Flying and Celebration - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
New Years Day Kite Flying and Celebration - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

New Years Day Kite Flying and Celebration - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

01 Jan 22 Chateau Golf Course, Whakapapa Village, Mt Ruapehu

Fly a kite beneath the peaks of Mt Tongariro and Mt Mt Ngāuruhoe! Gold coin donation to make a paper kite or $10 for a larger, sturdier and colourful pre-assembled kite.

Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Whangaehu Lahar Volcanic Floods - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

02 Jan 22 Parking lot behind the Mustard Seed Café, Turangi, or at a place pre-arranged with the trip leader

Discover the volcanic history of Mt Ruapehu on this off track hike down the lahar path.

Tūroa Alpine South East Basin Meander - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Tūroa Alpine South East Basin Meander - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Tūroa Alpine South East Basin Meander - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

06 Jan 22 Tūroa Ski Area Plaza at the seating outside ski field café @10am

Have you experienced Tūroa in the summer? Now is your chance. You will see a completely different perspective – and we will tell you some stories on the way.

Okupata Caves - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Okupata Caves - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Okupata Caves - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

14 Jan 22 Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre, Whakapapa Village

Hillary Outdoors staff will guide you through an underground stream, wade through water and discover glow worms, lime stone and more!

Bat Evening with Owhango Alive - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Bat Evening with Owhango Alive - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Bat Evening with Owhango Alive - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

14 Jan 22 Owhango Domain and Pavillion

Join Owhango Alive for an educational evening about bats and other local wildlife.

Blue Duck Station Predator Control Workshop - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Blue Duck Station Predator Control Workshop - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Blue Duck Station Predator Control Workshop - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

15 Jan 22 Blue Duck Station Cafe, 4265 Oio Road, Retaruke 3990

At this event you will head down to Blue Duck Station and learn about how they are conserving, endangered wildlife and preserving the history of the area.

Te Porere Redoubt Cultural Visit - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Te Porere Redoubt Cultural Visit - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Te Porere Redoubt Cultural Visit - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

19 Jan 22 Te Porere Redoubt Car Park SH47

Come and explore the Te Porere Redoubt with a local Ngati Hikairo representative.

The Goat Tongariro Adventure Run
The Goat Tongariro Adventure Run

The Goat Tongariro Adventure Run

22 Jan 22 Whakapapa

The Goat is an exhilarating adventure run from Whakapapa to Tūroa Ski Fields on the Round the Mountain track. The Goat Tongariro sells out every year so don’t be a silly Goat, and make sure you get your entry early to secure your spot.

Lake Rotoponamu Walk - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Lake Rotoponamu Walk - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Lake Rotoponamu Walk - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

22 Jan 22 Lake Rotopounamu Carpark, Te Ponanga Saddle Road

Join Project Tongariro volunteers as they walk around Lake Rotoponamu checking rodent traps and wētā hotels!

Maunga Clean Up - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme
Maunga Clean Up - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Maunga Clean Up - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

28 Jan 22 In Front of the Vertical Retail store, Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu

Take a hike on New Zealand's largest active volcano and help pick up rubbish that didn't quite make it to the bin! Afterwards enjoy a complimentary ride on the Sky Waka gondola.

Ring Of Fire and Tussock Traverse
Ring Of Fire and Tussock Traverse

Ring Of Fire and Tussock Traverse

12 Mar 22 Whakapapa Village

For the first time, Ring of Fire will combine the much loved Tussock Traverse event offerings of 6km, 12km, 21km, and 32km as part of a super day in the Tongariro National Park.

T42 Central Plateau
T42 Central Plateau

T42 Central Plateau

07 May 22

One of New Zealand’s most iconic events, the award-winning T42 takes you into the crisp alpine air and pristine environs of the Tongariro National Park. Find your perfect escape in this off-road adventure.