Activities

The volcanic plateau is unique in New Zealand with four volcanoes and thermal areas, which are still active.

Mount Ruapehu is highest mountain in the North Island at 2797m and has the two largest ski areas in the country with 1800 hectares of skiable terrain. There is a heap of scope for skiers and snow boarders as well as excellent facilities and packages for beginners. For those who simply want to play in the snow, to ride the chair lifts and to enjoy the spectacular scenery, Ruapehu has it all.

In the summer months the mountain walking trails and forest trails are popular with young and old alike.

Transport runs daily in the summer to Tongariro Crossing from National Park Village as well as the mountain bike trails.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing track is an awesome one day adventure, walking across active volcanoes, with spectacular and unique volcanic terrain.

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Snow Sports

Ski, Snowboard or just play in the snow. Mount Ruapehu has three ski areas - Whakapapa, Turoa and Tukino.

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Mountain Biking

There are many old logging trails all around the area to explore. 

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Treks and Walks

There are a great range of walks for every fitness level in the Tongariro National Park. Take some time out to explore the amazing variety of terrain and views.

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Kayak and Canoe

Paddle through the amazing river scenery like no where else

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