Come and explore Our Greater Outdoors , whether it’s adrenaline you’re after or relaxing with a good coffee enjoying the scenery, Ruapehu boasts easily accessible, diverse activities to suit all palates.
For all our information relating to SKI activities please visit our Ski Ruapehu page here.
Located on Mt Ruapehu's north-west facing slopes, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area and home to the nation's premier beginner playground: Happy Valley. Renowned for its expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views, and extensive beginner facilities
From $119Skiing, Volcanic/Geothermal, Stargazing, Snowboarding, Walking & Hiking, Whakapapa Village
Canoe the Whanganui River with Owhango Adventures on a freedom hire or culturally guided Tour. We are the only taumarunui operator audited and approved by the department of conservation. The tours range from 1-5 days & include free accommodation.
Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand, is home to over 800 friendly alpacas. We offer visitors a range of different activities to choose from to give visitors an opportunity to get up close to the alpacas and hand feed them.
From $10Farms, Other Wildlife, Arts & Crafts, Taumarunui
Tongariro National Park Dual World Heritage Area is unique and spectacular in New Zealand. Its majestic volcanoes, beautiful lakes, rugged craters and contrasting forests and deserts make for a memorable scenic flight experience.
From $125Volcanic/Geothermal, Scenic Flights, National Park
We are the only canoe hire operators on the Whanganui River that own a Holiday Park so be assured that you will have a comfortable night’s sleep in our range of accommodation options the night before your trip.