OHAKUNE, MT RUAPEHU
Ohakune is the town at the southern gateway to the Tongariro National Park World Heritage Site and Mt Ruapehu's ski fields. It is known as the aprés ski capital of the North Island's Mt Ruapehu, the Carrot Capital of New Zealand. It’s a great location and aptly lends itself to the phrase “where adventures begin”.
Skiers and boarders flock to Ohakune to take in what the largest ski area in New Zealand has to offer – Whakapapa and Turoa, then enjoy Ohakune’s varied entertainment, restaurants and cafes.
Mt Ruapehu in the evening with a spring moon. Photo: Robert Milne
In summer Ohakune is a fantastic base for visitors wanting to experience the many outdoor activities whether it is canoeing on the Whanganui River or taking in some of the many mountain treks on Mt Ruapehu and in the national parks. A fast growing activity here is mountain biking around the Ruapehu area.
Outdoor activities abound in this region and there really is something for everyone.
There are a number of options for accommodation at Ohakune, Mt Ruapehu with an abundance of accommodation types to suit all requirements and budgets. During school holidays and winter weekends it is highly recommended you pre-book so why not begin your search for Ruapehu Accommodation here.
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Gravity sucks in dozens for speed fun
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Record Ruapehu visitor numbers for 2014
Ohakune Mountain Road gets a makeover
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