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.
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.
Whanganui River Canoes can help you with your multi day canoe trip on the Whanganui River, and can help you with any adventure in the Ruapehu/Whanganui Region. We want to help you make awesome memories, and we want to help you plan your trip easily.
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
A timeless western experience where the Old West lives on. Dust off your cowboy hat, pull on your jeans and cowboy boots and strap on some gun leather to experience the Old West with us at Mellonsfolly Ranch.
From $185Theme & leisure parks, Horse treks, Raetihi
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.
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.
3-day personalised photography tour to capture the awe-inspiring location of Tongariro National Park. Over this tour you will have the chance to shoot a diverse range of subjects including volcanic and mountain landscapes, waterfalls and rivers.
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
Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand, is home to over 900 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
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.