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Mount Ruapehu New Zealand


Mount Ruapehu New Zealand
Mt Ruapehu, a constantly active volcano, is the highest mountain of the North Island and the destination of many skiers and snowboarders. Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields, both on each side of the mountain, have recently joined into one ski resort. Locals will tell you more about the eruption in 1995. The region itself includes the Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu mountains. During the warmer months of summer, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and jet boating through the breathtaking scenery is all possible.
Travel guides for Mount Ruapehu: visitruapehu.com, mtruapehu.com
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What to do in Mount Ruapehu

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Whakakapapa and Turoa ski resorts    14.4 KM National Park
Ski and snowboard at these two recently merged ski resorts on Mount Ruapehu, in the middle of the North Island.
Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing    19.8 KM National Park
For hiking lovers, do not miss one the most amazing trek from the country, Tongariro Trek (summer only). For a map, itinerary, accommodation, prices,
National Park Backpackers and Climbing Hall    0.2 KM National Park
Accommodation from budget to deluxe, challenging indoor climbing hall, 50 different climbs, bookings/transport to Tongariro Crossing, Mountain Bike trails/42nd Traverse, Whakapapa Ski field, Lord of the Rings tours, Whanganui River Trips.
Whanganui National Park Canoe Tours    0.3 KM Ohakune
Guided 1 - 5 day tours in the Whanganui National. Park Suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Family trips a speciality. Operating for 20 years. Easy paddling, short Walks, Maori and European history. Fantastic meals. Fully qualified guides and we are a licensed operator. Canoe and Kayak Hire is also available.
Mairenui Rural Retreat    18.6 KM Taihape
One hour north of Palmerston North in magnificent hill country, only 10 kilometres from State Highway 1. On a 300 hectare farm (sheep, cattle, deer, a horse stud) with a river running through it and guided trout fishing available. Close to all river adventure activities - rafting, canoeing, kayaking, jet boating. Gourmet dinners available on reservation with fine New Zealand wine available. Your host & hostess speak French and German, and a little Italian, and have travelled widely.
Tongariro River Rafting    1.2 KM Turangi
Based in Turangi, only 40minutes from Taupo, is a Grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be enjoyed. Our knowledgeable and professional guides provide fun facts throughout the trip and will challenge your limits by daring you to do our cliff jump.
Fly Fishing in Turangi    1 KM Turangi
Fly fishing the Tongariro River or back country rivers. All gear supplied. From novice to the experienced. Land based guides.

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Current and upcoming events in Mount Ruapehu

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    64.7 KM Ohakune
Gala Concert - Choral Showcase 12 top secondary school choirs in concert. Tickets can be purchased from the Opera House Box Office. Monday to Friday 10am-4pm : 69 St Hill Street : Ph 06 349 0511 Or online.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Whanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    64.5 KM Ohakune
The Urban Angels are returning to the Sarjeant with new songs and an expanded line up. Along with John Scudder on double bass, Terry Sarten guitar and vocals, they will be joined by Chester Nevil on drums and Liz Newton on violin. Playing a rich ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sarjeant Gallery - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    77.4 KM Taihape
Alliance Francaise Palmerston North is proud to present Maxime Zecchini, who will perform a French piano recital at Evelyn Rawlins Room on Tuesday 23 August. Maxime Zecchini is an extremely talented and widely acclaimed recitalist and has won many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Square Edge - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.4 KM from Taihape
    64.5 KM Ohakune
After 2 sell out shows Hello Comedy is back to bring their next stand-up show to Whanganui! This time we are bringing one of NZ’s funniest to town. Justine Smith is a multi award winning comedy veteran who regularly appears on The Project, 7 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whanganui War Memorial Centre - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.5 KM from Ohakune
    77.5 KM Taihape
Unity Singers with Special Guests JAZZIN' 3 Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking Cost: The Unity Singers' purpose is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
The Flaming Mudcats Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking The Flaming Mudcats Formed in March 2009, The Flaming Mudcats ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Wellington Heads Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking Main event Image. Capital city band Wellington ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Handsome Giants - featuring Shayn Wills, Freddy Limbert and Bullfrog Rata. Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
The Wellington SKA orchestra. Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking “Blame it on the Ska” is big band meets Jamaican ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.5 KM Taihape
Wellington Blues Brothers Review Category: Festivals, Arts Culture, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Blues, Music Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking The R&B, Soul and Blues (with a hint of country) ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.5 KM from Taihape
    77.2 KM Taihape
At 4.00 pm, Saturday, September 24, the newly completed interior of St Andrew’s Church on Church Street will resound with a unique combination of percussionists and choristers with Warren Warbrick adding sounds from the tangata whenua's Taonga ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrew's in the City - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.2 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    75.9 KM Taihape
Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's Anglican Church - Palmerston North   Distance: 75.9 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Whanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
64.7 KM Ohakune
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Whanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    76.9 KM Taihape
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.8 KM Taihape
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dannevirke Town Hall - Dannevirke, Tararua   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape
    77.8 KM Taihape
Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Caccia Birch House - Palmerston North   Distance: 77.8 KM from Taihape
    76.9 KM Taihape
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent on Broadway - Palmerston North   Distance: 76.9 KM from Taihape
    64.7 KM Ohakune
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Whanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    64.7 KM Ohakune
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Whanganui Opera House - Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui   Distance: 64.7 KM from Ohakune
    64.8 KM Taihape
Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this October-November for their first nationwide tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dannevirke Town Hall - Dannevirke, Tararua   Distance: 64.8 KM from Taihape

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Mount Ruapehu

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Waiouru Railway Station    0.2 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ohakune Camp Ground    0.3 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Waiouru Military Museum    2.4 KM Waiouru
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   Free
 
Mangawhero Ohakune Mountain Road    2.5 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Tongariro National Park Mangahuia Camp Ground    5.6 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro National Park Raurimu Spiral    5.7 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Discovery Lodge National Park    6.9 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Raetihi Holiday Park    10.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Last Spike Rest Area    11.5 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Ruapehu Whakapapa Camp Ground    12.4 KM National Park
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Waitetoko Bay Taupo    13.9 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Mangaweka Reserve Ruahine Road Mangaweka    14.6 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Kaimanawa Road campsite    15.8 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Motutere Bay Taupo Lake    17.4 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Tongariro Holiday Park    18.7 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Desert Road Oturere Stream    21.3 KM Turangi
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Pipiriki Wanganui River Bank    31.1 KM Ohakune
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Vinegar Hill Cheltenham Hunterville Road Ohingaiti    31.4 KM Taihape
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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