Explore all the fun things to do on and off mountain


From on-mountain events to skydiving, there's never a dull moment

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

Places to stay

Tūroa Events

Turoa events are CANCELLED for 2020. See the calendar for more info. We'll see you back in 2021 for more awesome events on the maunga! Like Slopestyle, Bikini Downhill, Pondskim & more! You won't want to miss these. #WeAreTūroa

Whakapapa Events

Join us in 2021 for awesome events on the maunga! From Mini Games in Happy Valley, Race Events on the Upper Mountain & an epic Whakapapa Cup Banked Slalom! #RideTheMaunga

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