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Mt Ruapehu season extended
The season at both the Whakapapa and Tūroa ski areas on Mt Ruapehu has been extended until mid-November.
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.
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...
2019 Mt Ruapehu Shuttle Service Starts
A new fleet of four-wheel drive buses to the ski areas on Mt Ruapehu have started running for the 2019 season.
Fun Things To Do Around Ruapehu In Winter - Apart From Skiing
Hitting the slopes on Mt Ruapehu is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in the Tongariro National Park area in winter. But here are some other fun activities in the region if skiing or boarding are not your thing.
Great Walks In Tongariro National Park (Apart From The Crossing)
Great walks in Tongariro National Park (Apart from The Tongariro Alpine Crossing!)
Hop On A Shuttle
DOC urges Tongariro Alpine Crossing hikers to leave their vehicles behind.
A First-Timers Thoughts On Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter
By Marina van Wyk, Tongariro Crossing Lodge.