Things to do

Ski Mt Ruapehu, Walk the Tongariro Crossing, Explore Whanganui National Park!

Our location is perfect if you plan to ski Turoa or Whakapapa Ski Fields. Ohakune has a number of ski and snowboard rental and retail stores and we have local transport operators should you wish to leave the car at home.

Top adventures we recommend would be the great Alpine Tongariro Crossing for one of the best day treks in the world! And a trip down the Whanganui River on kayak, canoe or jet boat. The Mountains to Sea cycleway is another adventure at your doorstep and we have several walks/cycleways close by including the Historic Ohakune Old Coach Road.

On the Southern side of Mount Ruapehu, at the base of Turoa Ski Field, Ohakune is a base for visitors to both the Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park. The township offers accommodation, entertainment and access to a number of recreational activities. It’s also the home of the Giant Carrot, the Carrot Carnival and the Ruapehu Mountain Mardi Gras.


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