Come and explore Our Greater Outdoors and various Ruapehu activities. 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.
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 $25Farms, Other Wildlife, Arts & crafts, Taumarunui
Laurens Lavender is a family owned business and is a perfect example of what can be achieved if you have passion and love when you live your dreams. Growing around 8,000 lavender plants they are in full bloom from the end of December until early March.
Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the Great Walks - New Zealand’s premier hiking tracks, passing through some of the most awe-inspiring and pristine landscapes. This self-guided hike on the 43km track through volcanic scenery takes 3-4 days.
Ruapehu Adventure Rides offers guided quad bike and buggy tours over farm land, native bush, natural stream crossing, over looking the famous Tongariro National Park. 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour 2 hours, 1/2 day trips available.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Guided Walks - Winter / Summer & Sunrise
Small Groups / Door to Door Transport / Equipment & Gear all Provided
Relaxed pace / Professional / Knowledgeable guides.
Tongariro Crossing in Winter - Our Specialty
From $185Walking & hiking, Volcanic/Geothermal, National Park
Share our love for horses and the great outdoors. Whatever your experience we have a ride to fit your needs. Trekking with our wonderful horses, and guides, will ensure you have a memorable, rewarding and enjoyable experience.
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.
Welcome to the Whanganui River its our pleasure to share this unique New Zealand experience with you either by Canoe or Jet Boat Tours. Choose to Canoe from between 4 hours to 5 days or Experience the Thrill of the Jet Boat Tours, its your choice.
Mountain biking at its best on the Timber Trail riding through the stunning Pureora Forest Park. Epic Cycle Adventures offers flexible & reliable shuttles, bike hire, and accommodation packages for experiencing the great 82km Timber Trail cycle way.
From $50Mountain biking, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Taumarunui
We offer one to five day fully guided and catered canoe tours along the Rangitikei River which carves its way through the steep deep gorges of the Kaimanawa and Ruahine ranges on its journey to the Tasman Sea. Canoe and Kayak rental also available.