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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Autumn Hiking
From November till May, trek across a volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts. From June to October, snow and ice means alpine skills and experience are essential - it's best to go with a guide or choose another track.
E-bikes come to town!
It's now possible to explore our area with ease on an e-bike! E-bikes are now available for hire in National Park Village from My Kiwi Adventure and The Alpine Centre.
Mt Ruapehu season extended
The season at both the Whakapapa and Tūroa ski areas on Mt Ruapehu has been extended until mid-November.
New car park booking system for Mt Ruapehu
A new bookable parking system has been laucnhed for busy weekend at Mt Ruapehu's Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields for the 2020 season. Here's how the system works.
Chateau Tongariro Hotel introduces new hotel manager Saif Rashid
Meet Saif Rashid who recently joined the Chateau Tongariro Hotel as the new hotel manager. And find out what attracted him and his family to this region.
Sky Waka gondola to reopen for Queen's Birthday weekend
The Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu will for be opening for sightseeing trips during this Queen's Birthday weekend, while ski areas are expected open in late June or early July.
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Discover the history of Te Pōrere Redoubt
Just off SH 47, 25 km from National Park Village, lies one of our region's many hidden gems - the historic Te Pōrere Redoubt. But what makes this site special and why is it famous? Find out here...