National Park Village Grapevine
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Age Is No Barrier
With 70 years separating them, two recent Tongariro Alpine Crossing hikers have proved age is no barrier to enjoying this iconic trail.
What's Life Like Living In National Park As A Mt Ruapehu Ski Instructor
Ebba Beattie from Sweden has returned to National Park Village to work as a ski instructor at Whakapapa. She shares her impressions of living in this unique town.
How To Do The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter
Don’t get stranded like a possum on the ice!
So What Happened To ANZAC Day In National Park Village
Here’s how an impromptu ANZAC Day commemoration turned into plans for an annual parade in National Park Village.
The Snow Will Be There Come Queens Birthday Weekend - Will You?
Book your stay in National Park Villages now for the start of the Mt Ruapehu season on the 3rd of June!
Have Your Say On Proposed Parking Restrictions In Whakapapa Village
The Department of Conservation is seeking input from the community on proposed parking restrictions in Whakapapa Village.
All Hands On Deck For Relaunch Of Happy Valley
With a fresh dusting of snow on Mt Ruapehu over Easter weekend, the countdown is officially on for this year’s winter season.
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Set To Relaunch Happy Valley
The past 12 months have been a busy time at Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL). The Whakapapa Licence to operate was renewed in December 2015, and that kicked off a $100 million investment plan at Mt Ruapehu’s three ski areas.