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.
Explore expansive volcanic terrain, spectacular views of Tongariro National Park, extensive beginner facilities, night skiing & ski NZ's longest season (early June - late October). In summer, ride NZ’s largest gondola to dine at Knoll Ridge Chalet.
From $20Volcanic/Geothermal, Stargazing, Snowboarding, Walking & Hiking, Skiing, Whakapapa Village
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.
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, 1/2 hour, 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour 2 hours, 1/2 day trips available.
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.
New Zealand's unique volcanic landscape from the air!
Experience the breathtaking views of New Zealand's oldest National Park and Dual World Heritage Site with a scenic flight over the dramatic volcanic landscape of the central plateau.