Tongariro Volcanic Adventures has a fleet of vehicles ranging in size from a 12 seater van to a 47 seater bus. All vehicles have been equipped for driving on snow and ice and therefore when access up the Bruce Road is restricted due to icy conditions we can still operate. On request, we offer a door to door service from National Park to Whakapapa Ski Field as well as group transfers. Bookings are essential.
In summer we offer a daily bus service to the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Our drivers are highly skilled, experienced and professional as well as knowledgeable about the local area.
We can also offer transport to other destinations in the area, to be arranged upon prior request.
Additionally Tongariro Volcanic Adventures can offer accommodation at our lodge in National Park Village. We have a range of rooms available from backpacker style dorms, to private ensuite rooms and family rooms.
Looking for a challenge or for something to do on a rainy day?
You'll love our indoor climbing hall - just for fun or to test your strength and skill.
It keeps kids, not to mention adults, entertained for hours.
Climbing wall 8 metres high.
29 top ropes.
55 different climbs.
300 m2 of wall
Beginner to advanced levels, grades 10 – 26.
Entry includes harness and carabiner hire.
Full instruction provided.
Open every day from 9 am to 8 pm.
Adult entry: $15 (includes harness and carabiner)
Climbing shoe hire $3
Group rates available
For groups booking is essential
Rafting New Zealand - the home of NZ's Most Awarded Rafting Adventures, Winner of "NZ's Best Rafting Business" title 7 years in a row
2010 - 2016 by Rankers.co.nz, Awarded Trip Adviser 5 Star Excellence Award and Top of Region Winner & Regional Business Awards Winner 2013 & 14 - You can book in complete confidence with us!
At Rafting New Zealand we don't just raft rivers - we create adventures! We have New Zealand’s best white water rafting adventures for all abilities and ages. From gentle grade 2 rapids to full-on grade 5 white water action. We supply all on river apparel to keep you warm and comfortable. Our guides are Kiwi river professionals who will keep you safe and show you a great time.
Rafting eco-adventures depart daily - contact us to experience the thrill of rafting Aotearoa style!
The Tongariro's Most Experienced Rafting Operator and recently named by the Lonely Planet as one of New Zealand's top 10 unmissable aquatic adventures.
The Tongariro's magic waters provide a fun filled Whitewater rafting adventure (just like a rollercoaster an inflatable one), breath taking scenery and trout filled pools. This is a very special place.
Tongariro River Rafting is a 100% Kiwi company owned by local husband and wife team Garth and Leigh Oakden.
Garth has been a rafting guide on the Tongariro since 1987 and knows these waters like few others. All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements.
The Tongariro Whitewater Rafting trip is 2 hours, 13 kilometers and 60 rapids of OARSOME FUN. Warm gear and rafting equipment supplied and after the trip enjoy a deli lunch (hot soup in winter) while you look at your photos. 13years and older. 10-12 year old conditions apply. ADDED VALUE in winter, enjoy a FREE hot soak in the hot pools after your trip!
Lake Taupo regions most experienced Fly Fishing outfitter(since 1978).The knowledge and expertise of Tongariro Lodge guides is unequalled!
Founded by legendary guide Tony Hayes Tongariro Lodge Guides has catered for the worlds who's who of Fly Fishing.
Clients fish over 30 rivers and 4 lakes and access is provided by 4WD,RAFT,HELICOPTER AND BOAT.
All year round Fly Fishing for beginners and experts alike.
The Cliffhanger is taupo's extreme swing which offers those who are challenged by the idea of hanging upside down, a feet-first mind-blowing rush. Operated from a 44m platform underneath the Taupo Bungy platform, swingers will enjoy freefalling towards the Waikato River below, before arcing up to nearly 180°. This experience will reach speeds of up to 70kph, and once it slows, one can finally take in the scenery on the way back to the platform. We pull the pin, you choose solo or tandem.
Canoe & Kayak Taupo is an Award winning retail shop and kayak tour operator based in beautiful Taupo, NZ.
Explore Lake Taupo and the Waikato River on a fully guided kayak tour, with Trip Advisors #1 ranked Kayak Operator in Taupo. Complimentary refreshments and photos are provided on every tour plus we guarantee a great time!
Be inspired in the Canoe & Kayak retail shop with its extensive Kayak and accessory product range. We can help with anything kayaking related - whether it be retail, tours, courses or hire!
Located in the Waikato River Valley upstream of the world renowned Huka Falls, Taupo Bungy is considered one of New Zealand’s most scenic bungy sites. Our unique cantilever platform projects out from the cliff-top 47 metres above the clear waters of the Waikato River below. The colour of the water alone is enough to inspire you to jump!
Taupo Bungy upholds a reputation for safety standards and professionalism. We hold the coveted ‘S’ Mark having attained the New Zealand/Australian Safety Standard for bungy jumping and our operating procedures conform to a rigid code of practice.
Our highly trained crew pride themselves in providing you with an exhilarating bungy experience. We offer solo jumps and tandem jumps. For those seeking the ultimate ground rush we specialise in water touches, so you can test the water's temperature with your fingertips or your entire body. Staying dry is also an option.
Journey high above the spectacular Lake Taupo region with views of snow-capped volcanoes and pristine coastline. Skydive from 15,000 feet with over one minute in freefall, reaching speeds in excess of 200 kilometres per hour!
With the largest range of camera options available and multi-lingual staff, your skydive will be unforgettable. Our camera options include freefall DVD and photos, handycam DVD and photos, ground footage and an exit photo. You can receive all of your digital footage on one of our 8GB USB flash drives.
Experience the adventure with New Zealand’s original tandem skydiving company, operating since 1992. As a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority.
Historic Kings sits proudly with great view of Mt Ruapehu.
Established in 1913, this grand building houses a variety of accommodation options from Queens, Queens plus single, Queen plus 2 x singles, twin and triple en-suite rooms. We also have a 7 bedroom house available which sleeps 15.
All room bookings come with a complimentary simple continental breakfast and we invite you to frequent our ‘Texan Burger Saloon’ during your stay.
With a well stocked bar and friendly staff, Kings is a prime choice for your stay in Ohakune giving you access to Mt Ruapehu for fun on the snow, Tongariro walk, mountain biking and a wide range of activities.
LKNZ LODGE and backpackers has his own SAUNA and HOT TUBS, and is located in the heart of the township of Ohakune, with restaurants and bars, supermarket, rentals and shops, free onsite parking, bus stop with Intercity and Naked bus all within a 2 minute walk. Situated right on the doorstep of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park and the TUROA SKI FIELD, LKNZ provides quality accommodation to suit every traveller's needs and budget, from kitchenette en-suite rooms, flashpacker rooms to budget dorm beds spread over four lodges. Our onsite cafe opens early in the morning to serve you great coffee, breakfast and an all day menu
If you are looking for a relaxed family atmosphere and service with a smile, go no further!! We accommodate 130 people in bunk rooms, twins, doubles and en suite rooms. Spacious lounge with open fire, tea and coffee available, TV room, hot tubs, drying rooms,games room, In house bar, ski and apparel hire. Open all year. See our website for our exciting summer programme.
Tongariro Lodge makes the perfect Apres Ski Lodge and is located in expansive grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in Turangi. Experience open fires, spa pool,comfortable lounges and bar ,the finest lodge accommodation in seperate well appointed 2-5 bedroom Villas and one bedroom chalets and gourmet dining in a unique Fishing Lodge atmosphere. When you are not skiing enjoy some of the best trout fishing and outdoor activities available in the world. The Lodge is a short 35 minute drive to the snow skiing, transport to Ruapehu and ski hire can be arranged.
With breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu and set in world heritage national parks, join us at The River Lodge and experience the essence of this unique location in comfort and style.
Nestled in tranquil gardens sheltered by native Beech trees take the time to enjoy one of New Zealand's first class wines watching the sun set over Mt Ruapehu. Sit beside the Mangawhero River which runs serenely as a border for much of the lodge surroundings.
Spacious rooms, ensuites, fireplaces, river and Mt Ruapehu views combined with quality and comfortable bedding, linen and personal products with that "little bit extra" has positioned The River Lodge as a key provider of unique and premium accommodation in the Ruapehu region.
The River Lodge facilities offer a rare combination of spectacular Mount Ruapehu and river views. Sky TV, free internet, hot tub and skiboot drying station. For your easy access to the ski areas, we have a bus taking you directly to the skifields Whakapapa or Turoa.
The Powderhorn Chateau is a popular destination for travellers, ski and mountain enthusiasts, and is an ideal venue for events and special occasions.
Combining all the facilities of an up-market hotel with the ambience of an alpine lodge, the Powderhorn Chateau is situated in Ohakune at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park. This stunning alpine wonderland is one of only a handful of sites throughout the world to be given dual natural and cultural World Heritage status by UNESCO.
Tongariro National Park boasts diverse landscapes consisting of volcanic peaks, dense beech forests and thermal hot springs and numerous walking tracks, including the stunning Tongariro Crossing, which many consider the finest one-day walk in New Zealand. The beautiful Whanganui National Park is also close at hand, a diverse landscape of rivers, waterfalls, gorges abundant in native flora and fauna.
The Powderhorn offers the closest available accommodation to Turoa Skifield, which together with Whakapapa Ski field just 30 minutes away, puts New Zealand's two largest commercial ski fields at your disposal.
One bedroom motel family units sleeps up to 5 people
- Studio Motel units with Queen size beds sleeps up to 4 people
- Budget Double/Twin/Family and Quad Ski Lodge Rooms
- Breakfast and Dinner Available
- Fully Licensed
- Large open Fire in the Lodge
- Two hot spa pools
- Sky TV
- Large Drying Room
- Guest Laundry & Kitchen
- Catering for Mid Winter Christmas for your family or friends
- Tongariro Track Transport
- Tongariro Freedom Package
Self-contained Chalets are beautifully appointed with views to the Tongariro volcanoes. Or choose a Self-contained Motel Apartment with views over alpine meadows and beach forest. Camping is also available, although you need to be hardy during the colder winter months. Discovery is set out on 10 acres of park like grounds so plenty of room to run around and enjoy fresh mountain air. On a fine day let our volcanic panorama take your breath away.
The Hobbit Motorlodge is a charming, purpose built alpine lodge and motel complex. The Hobbit aims to offer its guests the best accommodation in town.
Ideally located between the Ohakune mainstreet and Junction (winter nightlife area) on the road to the Turoa skifield and 45 mins to Whakapapa it is surrounded by beautiful mature native and exotic trees and offers its guests a quiet alpine retreat.
The Hobbit has a wide variety of accommodation styles, offering premium ground floor studios, first floor studios, some with mountain views, two bedroom units with or without full cooking facilities, and upstairs suites with as many as 5 beds for larger groups.
We also offer affordable dormitory style bunk bed accommodation in our lodge. Rooms are configured as 2 beds, 4 beds or 6 beds each with Sky TV. The lodge is equipped with a communal kitchen, ablutions, lounge, drying room and laundry.
Our facilities include an outside spa pool amongst the trees, Sky TV and FREE Wireless Internet. For the skiers we have racks in every room, a substantial drying room and the mountain shuttle services can pick you up from our entrance.
Venturelodge is located in Ohakune, at the foothills of stunning Mt Ruapehu, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island.
Venturelodge is a superb facility offering accommodation for 50 people with excellent amenities. Beds are configured as bunks or double beds and each room has an ensuite. All rooms have heating and duvets supplied, while the timber lined lodge also features a drying room, spa pool, lounge and dining hall as well as full cooking facilities and a separate meeting hall. Guests at the lodge enjoy a friendly atmosphere in a rural setting. Venturelodge is an ideal venue for corporate team building and leisure pursuits, where a variety of outdoor adventures can be easily arranged. With its competitive rates, and unique setting, Venturelodge is a great getaway holiday destination.
In summer, Ohakune is a fantastic base for visitors wanting to experience the many outdoor activities the region has to offer. Whether it’s canoeing on the Whanganui River, walking the Tongariro Crossing or in the surrounding national parks or mountain biking around the Ruapehu area.
Accommodation: two six beds, two triple, four double and six quad rooms.
At Ruapehu Chalet Rentals, we’ve got a large selection of privately-owned holiday houses in the Ruapehu area, all available for your next visit to Ohakune… stay a week or a weekend!
Enjoy your private space in properties that border the Tongariro World Heritage Park or others that sit right on the doorstep of Ohakune’s après-skiing night-life. Most of our chalets enjoy stunning mountain views and cosy fires.
We’ve made it easy for you to browse online to select the most suitable accommodation type, and location for the size of your group. Checkout www.ruapehu.co.nz. You can book online too, or you may prefer to speak to one of our friendly experts, then phone us on 06-385-8149.
We are situated in the beautifully rugged Mount Ruapehu area. Close to Taumarunui township, bordered by both the Whanganui River and 23ha of native reserve bushland, we are 35mins from Whakapapa skifield and 60mins from Turoa.
The park offers Holiday Park and campground accommodation for any travelling budget, including campsites, a self-contained cottage and an assortment of standard and large cabins with communal facilities and amenities.
Motorhomes and Campervans are welcome! There is plenty to do here on site or travel further a field and explore Taumarunui and the Ruapehu area. We have plenty of ideas and suggestions of things to see and do - to get the most out of your stay here in the King Country
Superbly situated on the doorstep to the World Heritage Listed Tongariro National park, is Ohakune’s premium chalet accommodation.
Rated by Qualmark at 4 plus stars, Rocky Mountain Chalets is an exclusive, alpine style resort made up of 42 individual stand alone, fully self contained chalets, consisting of either two or three bedrooms that are beautifully appointed with quality fixtures and furnishings.
For those who want to relax after a day up the mountain, our Recreational Chalet has two piping hot spas, a sauna and guest lounge - the ideal place to wind down or catch up with friends and family.
To keep you further entertained, we also offer SKY TV and DVD players in all chalets.
So, whether you are after an action packed, adrenalin pumping vacation OR a relaxed romantic weekend away, Rocky Mountain Chalets offers refined comfort and value for money, for the most discerning traveller.
Asure Parklands Motorlodge located in central Turangi. We are a very comfortable 4 star motel near Mount Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. Whakapapa Ski field is 35 minutes drive.
Whether you are into Snow, trout fishing, white water rafting, mountain biking, or hiking, the Turangi region is a stunningly beautiful part of the country to enjoy the outdoors.
Parklands Motor Lodge has everything you need for an enjoyable accommodation experience.
Motel guests can choose from studio units, and self contained one bedroom motel rooms that sleep 2, 3 or 4 people. Our well appointed rooms are spacious, heated, cleaned to high standards and offer a quiet comfortable retreat.
We offer FREE WIFI for all guests allowing you to work from your motel unit, or relax after a day out exploring the local Turangi Region.
Onsite Parklands Motor Lodge Restaurant offering a hearty menu and a warm well stocked bar.
YES...we offer Sky TV! Kick back, watch the sport.
Lodge with magnificent view of volcanoes right from doorstep. Accommodation in dormitories, 4- to 6-share rooms, triple, twin and double rooms with en-suite. Fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge, laundry facilities, drying room, tent sites in summer, challenging indoor climbing hall, own bus to Tongariro Alpine Crossing in summer and winter (weather, experience and track conditions permitting). Free pick up from train & bus terminal.
Wake up to the sunrise over three majestic active volcanoes; head out to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, up to the Crater Lake, Tama Lakes or Whakapapa ski area or jump in the saddle and hit the tracks of the 42 Traverse, Fishers or the Old Coach Road, or strap on the crampons and head up to attempt the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter, the opportunities for exploring the unique, dual-World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park are endless. And where better a place to base yourself than National Park Backpackers. Catering for everyone from families, to groups, to independent and budget travellers with spacious double and twin en-suites, 4- to 6-share en-suites and budget dormitory rooms.
National Park Backpackers also operates its own fleet of shuttle buses with daily departures to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Whakapapa Village and the ski fields which will take you safely from door to slope so you don’t have to worry about driving.
Other facilities at National Park Backpackers include a large, fully equipped communal kitchen; laundry; drying room and internet access. Conveniently located a stone’s throw away from a range of bars, restaurants and cafes.
Rental & Retail
TCB is a Full service Ski, Snowboard and Bike shop based in downtown Ohakune. We specialise in custom boot fitting, retailing of Ski & Snowboard equipment plus our store has a full rental department. Weather you need Ski's, Snowboard or Bike equipment TCB has the right gear for you. Outstanding personal service, qualified boot fitters, workshop technicians and most importantly, we have a passion for what we do!