Check out our local tips and tricks for how to spend your time in the Ruapehu region. From great short walks for the whole family to the best places to unwind and relax in Ohakune. The Ruapehu region has something for everyone!
Great Short Walks - Ruapehu
The Mt Ruapehu region has great skiing, but it also has some of the most beautiful walks in the country – indeed hiking is the main reason many guests visit. So, strap on your walking shoes, fill your water bottle, and get out there; from Ohakune we have 8 short walks in the area you simply must check out.
Weekend Itinerary in Ohakune
So you’re wanting to book a weekend getaway in the central North Island? How about stunning mountain views, world class tramping, historic railway viaducts, waterfalls, and massage therapy? You can’t go past Ohakune to deliver all this and more. We’ve come up with the ideal weekend itinerary for a weekend here in our special town and surrounds.
Exploring the Ruapehu Region
Stunning alpine peaks, lakes, forests, rivers, great bars, cafes and adrenaline-boosting outdoor adventure activities – this is the Ruapehu Region, and Ohakune is perfectly placed to enjoy it all.
Why You Should Stay in Ohakune
Whether you’re planning skiing on Mt Ruapehu, walking the Tongariro Crossing, or biking, canoeing or café-hopping, laid-back Ohakune is the perfect place to base yourself for overnight accommodation.
Ohakune is a hidden gem, smack bang in the middle of an adventure wonderland – its charming streets, great cafes and stunning backdrop make for an amazing place to base yourself while you explore what the area has to offer.
Top Activities in Ruapehu
The Ruapehu area is rich with places to explore and things to do – from fishing sparkling clear rivers, to walking the Tongariro Crossing to an exhilarating flight around Mt Ruapehu. Basing yourself at Ohakune allows you to access all these and more – we bring you a list below of activities to tick off the list when you are here, complete with a few local tips.
Top Things to do in and Around Ohakune
Ohakune is the perfect base for adventure and leisure activities: you name it, we’ve got it – whether that’s walking, cycling, fishing, exploring Mt Ruapehu, visiting art galleries or entertaining the kids. Check out our roundup of activities to choose from when you choose Ohakune as your accommodation base.
Stay at Manuka Lodge for Three Day to Experience the Wonder of the Region
What would you say to a fully-organised weekend, that lets you explore the upper reaches of the Whanganui River and experience the dramatically contrasting volcanic Central Plateau – retiring to a beautifully appointed Super King room every evening? At Manuka lodge we offer an accommodation special with the perfect itinerary if you book for three nights. We organise everything – you just need to turn up, relax and soak in the incredibly diverse scenery we have on our doorstep.