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Walking & Hiking

Enjoy the fresh mountain air with one foot in front of the other in Our Greater Outdoors. With forest reserves, waterfalls, conservation areas and two major National Parks, Ruapehu is New Zealand's premier walking and hiking destination.

The land scapes are as varied as the hiking, from short family-friendly walks and waterfalls to more challenging day hikes such as Lake Surprise or the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, through to multi day classic journeys like the Round the Mountain track or Tongariro Northern Circuit and Whanganui Journey, there is a piece of nature with your name on it here in Ruapehu.

Getting Here

Ruapehu is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island halfway between Auckland and Wellington - both less than 4 hours drive.

Kiwirail operates scenic rail services between Auckland and Wellington, with stops at National Park Village and Ohakune, and national bus operators offer daily services to the area. Closest airports are Taupo, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

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