Skiing or Snowboarding.

Choose from 3 Skifields on Mt Ruapehu – Turoa (20 min), Whakapapa (45min) or Tukino (1 hour). If the weather isn’t that great on one then it is often better on another.

National Army Museum

Ph 0800 369 999
Open daily 9am to 4.30pm (except Christmas day)

Tongariro Quads

Ph (07) 378 2662
Tongariro Quads offer exclusive quad biking rides on awesome trails including parts of the 42nd Traverse and Tongariro National Park, including river crossings and some spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and historic surrounds.

Tongariro River Rafting

Ph 0800 10 10 24
offer NZ's best half day river adventure, with various grades of white water action all year round, outfitted for summer or winter.

Adventures in velocity at Gravity Canyon

Hire a mountain bike

Try some of the trails around town. Many are good all weather tracks, see our Summer Activities page for directions.
Bikes can be hired from:

SLR Vertigo Climbing Centre
Ruapehu Homestead & Horse Trekking
Ph: 06 385 8799,
Come horse trekking on back country trail rides from 30 minutes to several days.

Mountain Air

0800 922 812

Views of the volcanic Tongariro National Park & World Heritage Site. Airplane adventure with informed commentary over pristine lakes, thermal and volcanic activity.

Mountain Shuttles

Snow Express: Freephone 0800 SKI 123 (0800 754 123)
Summer – most of the above activities are available

Canoe Safaris

0800 272335
Explore the Whanganui National Park on a 1-5 day guided trip, or hire your own canoe and all of the gear and transport.

Mt Ruapehu Chairlift Rides
Take a ride on the chairlifts at Whakapapa – enjoy a mountain hike or lunch in New Zealand’s highest café. Guided Crater walks are also available.

Choose from 4 golf courses within 45 minutes of Ohakune, or enjoy the local course 5 minutes from town.
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