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Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

Ruapehu | 01 Jan - 28 Jan 23

Mahi Aroha Summer Programme 2023 Loving our Backyard.

Project Tongariro, alongside the Department of Conservation, come together each January to showcase, celebrate and acknowledge all things conservation, bringing together the Central Plateau’s stunning natural and historical treasures and serving them to the public in a way that is sure to ignite the senses of both young and the young at heart.

Get outside and amongst nature in Ruapehu by joining the team in a range of activities costing less than a movie ticket. Many are open to children as young as six-years-old and there are plenty of opportunities for families or groups of friends to head out and explore something new together. Adventurous families can explore Okupata Caves or Te Mātāpuna wetland, and those up for a steep climb can discover the stunning vistas off-the-beaten track at Mt Tihia. Culture-buffs may choose to delve into the unique history shared on the Old Coach Road or at Te Porere Redoubt.


Events run from 1 - 28 January 2023 in Ohakune, Owhango, Whakapapa, Turangi and Taupō.


Click HERE for the programme of events and booking information.