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.
Enjoy a guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk, New Zealand’s best day one day walk one day and a guided hike to the top of Mt Ruapehu, the largest of the three volcanoes in Tongariro National Park the next.
From $550Attractions, Volcanic/Geothermal, Walking & hiking, National Park
Play Waimarino golf club’s par 72 championship parkland course in the heart of Ruapehu. At 580 mtrs above sea level (NZ's 2nd highest golf course), in the backdrop of Mt Ruapehu enjoy watching your ball travel further than ever before.
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.
If you only have one day up your sleeve but want to experience the most scenic part of the Whanganui River river join us on the Bridge to Nowhere jet boat tour. This tour includes a bush walk followed by a couple of hours canoeing.
From $160Jet boating, Kayaking, Walking & hiking, Raetihi
Rated one of New Zealand’s Top 50 Golf Courses it is little wonder Taumarunui’s Tarrangower Golf Course is on the must-do list of keen golfers. Playable year round this well groomed picturesque course offers a relaxing yet testing golf experience.
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.
The Dinosaur House is a small family friendly dinosaur museum housed in a beautiful 1922 heritage building in the town of Raetihi. See dinosaur skeletons, walk among life-size reconstructions and learn about their amazing prehistoric world.
Whanganui River Adventures is a locally owned business based in Pipiriki, involves Scenic jetboating, bushwalking, Bridge to Nowhere and canoeing comes with local history and stories of the river from local tangata whenua guides/drivers and staff.
From $150Jet boating, Kayaking, Walking & hiking, Raetihi