Events / School Groups

From Vintage Autocar show to Mountain Mardi Gras to multi-sport events including the Goat Adventure Run, Tussock Traverse, Marmot T42 and Ruapehu Express, there are regular events held year round to suit all visitors to the region.

Tongariro National Park Educational and School Camps

Tongariro was the first national park in New Zealand, and it is also a World Heritage site. Important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features are just a few of the great educational attractions.

Educational, Adventure, Social or just a Team building, National Park business can help with planning, board approvals, Activities and accommodation.

Our Village can cater for groups from 10-150 people exploring in either winter or summer.

To make an enquiry about school packages.


Ruapehu is known for majestic volcanoes, natural terrain and has an abundance of experiences, and is home to a range of events from trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, art, historical and environmental events.

Upcoming events:

Alpine Vintage & Classic Autoshow - Saturday, 3 June 2023 - National Park School grounds, Buddo Street, National Park Village. Free entry for vehicles in 7 categories & spectators

Ohakune Carrot Carnival: Saturday, 3 June 2023, Ohakune Junction, Ohakune

Ohakune Mardi Gras 2023: Saturday, 24 June 2023 - Ohakune Junction, Ohakune

Check out the latest events in Ruapehu here.