Whakapapa Ski & Snowboard Area
Whakapapa is situated on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, offering a fantastic variety of terrain, premier learner’s facility and breathtaking views from the highest café in New Zealand, the Knoll Ridge Café.
Turoa Ski & Snowboard Area
Turoa Ski Area is situated on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, offering a massive 722m of vertical descent from the top of Australasia’s highest chairlift – the Highnoon Express.
NZ's Highest Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure
Try NZ's highest stand up paddle board adventure at 616 metres above sea level and with stunning views of Tongario National Park.
Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting
Spanning two wilderness National Parks through Tongariro and Whanganui, the Ruapehu region presents a veritable smorgasbord of river ways for premium kayaking, canoeing and rafting.
The Ruapehu region's alpine waterways boast world-class wilderness fishing, with secluded locations and trophy potential luring even the most seasoned fishermen.
Fishers Track is a mostly downhill track with stunning views over Tongariro National Park.
Ohakune Old Coach Road
Originally used by horse-drawn coach as a connecting route between the two rail heads of the unfinished North Island trunk line, the Ohakune Old Coach Road is steeped in history.
With a reputation as one of New Zealand's best adventure rides, the 46 kilometre 42 Traverse is a must do for experienced riders.
Marton Sash & Door
Travel back in time alongside the main trunk line.
Bridge To Nowhere
Adventure across farmland and native bush to uncover the story of the impressive Bridge to Nowhere.
Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail
From the flanks of Mount Ruapehu to the coastal shores of Whanganui, the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail is a route encompassing majestic mountains, stunning native forest, and the spiritual, cultural and historical highlights of the Whanganui River.
The Timber Trail
A former sawmilling stronghold with a rich historic, cultural and natural heritage, the Pureora Forest Park is intersected by the famous Timber Trail cycleway.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Time: 5 - 8 hr. Distance: 19.4 km.
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Time: 3 - 4 Days. Distance: 43.1 km loop.
Round The Mountain Track
Time: 4 - 6 Days. Distance: 66.2 km loop.
Time: 2 hr. Distance: 5 km.
Time: 20 min return. Begins 5 km below Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre on SH 48.
Mount Ruapehu Crater Climb
Time: 7 hr return. Distance: 10 km.
Time: 2 hr. Distance: 4 km.
Time: 30 - 40 min return. Distance: 1.2 km return.
Time: 2.5 hr return. Distance: 7 km return via Bruce Road. Begins 250 metres above Whakapapa Visitor Centre.
Time: 5 - 6 hr return. Distance: 17 km return. Begin 100 metres below Whakapapa Visitor Centre at Ngauruhoe Place - an extension of the Taranaki Falls Walk.
Time: 2 hr return. Distance: 6 km loop.
Time: 20 min return. Begins 4 km below Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre on SH 48.
Time: 4 - 5 hr return Distance: 11 km
Whakapapa Nature Walk
Time: 15 min loop track. Wheelchair accessible.
Time: 2 hr return. Distance: 6 km return via same track or via the SH48 road.
Time: 4 - 5 hr return, distance: 16 km
Originally a six-foot horse and cart route, then a tramping track, the Kaiwhakauka Track is a rewarding addition to the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trails.
Whanganui Rver Road
A beautiful Marae, notable church and convent, charming old flour mill, and other special sights tell their stories.
Middle – Ruatiti Road Connector
Middle-Ruatiti road connects Ohakune Old Coach Road and Mangapurua tracks.