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National Park Villages, blog post, Tongariro Alpine Crossing Autumn Hiking, Autumn hiking in the Tongariro - 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.
19 May 2021

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.

National Park Villages, blog post, E-bikes come to town!, E-bikes are now available for hire in National Park Village - E-bikes are now available for hire in National Park Village from My Kiwi Adventure and The Alpine Centre.
11 December 2020

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.

National Park Villages, blog post, Mt Ruapehu season extended, Mt Ruapehu season extended - The season at both the Whakapapa and Tūroa ski areas on Mt Ruapehu has been extended until mid-November.
05 October 2020

Mt Ruapehu season extended


The season at both the Whakapapa and Tūroa ski areas on Mt Ruapehu has been extended until mid-November.

National Park Villages, blog post, New car park booking system for Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ruapehu Parking 2020 - A new bookable parking system has been laucnhed for busy weekend at Mt Ruapehu
08 July 2020

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.

National Park Villages, blog post, Chateau Tongariro Hotel introduces new hotel manager Saif Rashid, Saif Rashid, Hotel Manager, Chateau Tongariro Hotel - Saif Ian Rashid has recently joined the Chateau Tongariro Hotel as the new hotel manager.
27 June 2020

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.

National Park Villages, blog post, Sky Waka gondola to reopen for Queen's Birthday weekend, Jono Dean, CEO, RAL - Jono Dean, CEO, RAL
20 May 2020

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.

National Park Villages, blog post, Download the latest issue of Adventure magazine now - it's FREE!, The April issue of Adventure Magazine -
22 April 2020

Download the latest issue of Adventure magazine now - it's FREE!


Read about, dream and plan your next adventure from the safety of your own home with the latest issue of Adventure magazine.

National Park Villages, blog post, Discover the history of Te Pōrere Redoubt, Te Pōrere Redoubt - Te Pōrere Redoubt - upper redoubt
20 April 2020

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...