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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Canoe Safaris has over forty open Canoes and Kayaks for Guided trips and Rental as well as two six person Voyageur Canoes for experienced paddlers keen to explore the Whanganui and Rangitikei Rivers. Barrels, Paddles, transport are included.
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
Forgotten World Adventures provide RailCart tours along the decommissioned railway line of the Forgotten World Highway and jet boat journeys on the Whanganui River. Learn of a history unique to New Zealand and share the stories of our past.