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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.

Maybe not so much 'Don't Miss' as 'Impossible to Miss', this roadside tribute to Ohakune's biggest crop was erected in 1984 and quickly became one of NZ’s most hugged ‘Big Things’. Carrots were first grown in the area during 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.

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 some cartoon vegetable friends including a swede, potato, Brussels sprout and parsnip. There is also a fun playground, an assault course for the older kids, mountain biking and walking trails that border the Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park, a place where the whole family will have fun! 

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

Mother and daughter playing at Ohakune Carrot Park - Visit Ruapehu.jpg

Carrot Park Augmented Reality Game

While you check out our famous giant carrot how about letting the kids play in a digital fantasy land?

Magical Park turns a normal town park into a digital fantasy land that the kids and find objects and characters. Download 'MAGICAL PARK' for free from the app store or GooglePlay to play at the Carrot Park (for children aged 6-11 years).

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