Ruapehu is your gateway to our greater outdoors – a region of extraordinary experiences that spans across the lush riverside landscapes of Whanganui National Park to the awe-inspiring peaks of Tongariro National Park – a dual UNESCO World Heritage site that also includes the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Wind your way through mountain towns and rural villages and discover world-renowned fishing, forgotten world adventures, the Timber Trail, and the epic Mountains to Sea cycle trails.

A year-round destination in the Central North Island, Ruapehu is also home to Whakapapa and Tūroa ski areas - two of the largest in the country. Come and discover the rhythm of Ruapehu, where you can hike, bike, canoe, or jet boat by day then wine and dine in culinary delights by night.