Mt Ruapehu is located in the dual-World-Heritage Tongariro National Park, along with the Whanganui National Park next-door, making the area one of New Zealand’s premium outdoor destinations.
Along with plenty of skiing and snowboarding events during the winter, guests to the region can also enjoy it’s natural beauty by hiking or mountain biking. Boasting world famous experiences including the Tongariro crossing and Whanganui Journey.
Around the mountain are a number of towns; Ohakune sits at the base of the Tūroa ski area with Whakapapa village and National Park Village nearest to the Whakapapa Ski area.
If you are a Season or Life Pass holder you get special benefits for off mountain experiences. Check the out HERE