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  1. Visit Ruapehu
  2. Things to see and do

Things to see and do

Whether it’s adrenaline you’re after or relaxing with a good coffee enjoying the stunning scenery, Ruapehu boasts easily accessible, family friendly activities to suit all palates all year round.

Getting Here

Ruapehu is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island halfway between Auckland and Wellington - both less than 4 hours drive.

Kiwirail operates scenic rail services between Auckland and Wellington, with stops at National Park Village and Ohakune, and national bus operators offer daily services to the area. Closest airports are Taupo, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

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    Eat, Drink, Shop

    Fancy a gourmet filet mignon? Maybe you’d rather a juicy burger, or perhaps just some good old fish ‘n chips. Whatever your taste, Ruapehu is home to some first class eating establishments, with a wide array of local and international beverages on offer.

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    Accommodation

    From camping and backpackers, to luxury lodges and chateaus, the Ruapehu has just about every style of bed (and breakfast) you can imagine.

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    Explore the Region

    World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience.

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