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Raetihi

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Ratana Church - photo by John Chapman

Discover Ruapehu’s diverse natural landscapes from this charming historic town

Raetihi

Established in 1893, Raetihi is home to the "Theatre Royal" - one of New Zealand's oldest theatres. A generously wide main street, historic buildings and a growing arts and cafe culture reflect the pioneering history of this former timber town. It is the closest town to the Mangapurua mountain bike and walking track, the Bridge to Nowhere and the starting point for the iconic Whanganui River Road journey.

Discover Ruapehu’s diverse natural landscapes from this charming historic town, situated beautifully in the midst of the Tongariro National Park to the East and Whanganui National Park to the West

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    Whanganui River Road Guide

    Slow down and enjoy the drive. A visit to the Whanganui River and the road which winds beside it into the Whanganui National Park is a special and authentic journey for all.

Raetihi - in the know

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