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The Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park

Come and see the world famous carrot and enjoy some time in the park and playground.

Come and visit this adventure carrot land.

At 7.5 metres tall, this is a very large model of the tasty orange vegetable and has been installed in the same spot since 1984. The biggest vegetable in New Zealand was built for a TV commercial for ANZ Bank and then donated to the town. The area is famed for its farms and carrot production.

The famous giant carrot is joined by vegetable friends Crimson King, the Superlative Swede, Sir Lancelot the Brussels sprout, Perla the Potato, and Panorama Parsnip.

The history of carrots to the Ruapehu region were introduced in the 1920s by Chinese settlers, who cleared the land by hand and explosives. Ohakune now grows two-thirds of the North Island's total crop.

Check out a photo opportunity in the JOLLY carrot rocket and carrot Mazda car! 

New to the park is a Night Sky Panel which tells the story of the great galaxy above us.

In Summer 2023, The Ohakune Carrot was rightfully voted Landmark of the Year according to a public Nationwide vote.

Kid Playing in the Carrot Rocket at the Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park - Visit Ruapehu.jpg

Ohakune Carrot - Visit Ruapehu .jpg

Test our exercise machines, swings, slides, climbing ropes, and hopscotch. Feel the rush as you ride our brand-new, exhilarating flying fox.

Embark on a true test of strength and stamina by conquering our challenging endurance course. Why not push your limits further by timing yourself and striving for a new personal best?

For the adventurous souls, hop on your bike and tackle our thrilling pump tracks, designed to challenge riders of all skill levels.

While you're here, appreciate and respect the serene beauty of our gardens and peaceful areas. Take a moment to soak in the tranquility of the Mangateitei Stream, observe the enchanting bird life, and marvel at the majestic trees and vibrant blooms that surround you.

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