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Activities in Tongariro National Park


  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (6-8 hours) – Ski Haus provides transport
  • Northern Circuit (3-4 days)
  • Round the Mountain Track (4-6 days)
  • Tama Lakes (4-5 hours)
  • Taranaki Falls (2 hours)
  • Silica Rapids (2 hours)
  • Whakapapaiti Valley (4-5 hours)
  • Ruapehu Crater Lake (5-7 hours)
  • Tupapakurua falls (4-5 hours)

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Mountain Biking

  • 42 Traverse – Ski Haus provides transport
  • John McDonald Loop
  • Fishers Track
  • Old Coach Road
  • Erua Forest
  • Mountain to Sea
  • Martin Sash and Door Tramway

Canoe & Kayaking

  • Adventure Kayak Tours
  • Whanganui River canoe trips

Skiing, Snowboarding & Sledging — Ski Whakapapa and Turoa

Whakapapa and Turoa are two of New Zealand’s largest and most popular ski areas. A mix of natural half-pipes, narrow chutes, and wide open flanks thrill beginners and experts, skiers and snowboarders alike. Renown for its fresh spring snow, Mt. Ruapehu also has New Zealand’s only lift-accessed glacier skiing.

Jet Boating

  • Bridge to Nowhere
  • Jock Erceg’s River Museum

Self-guided Tours by Car

  • Te Porere Redoubt
  • Lake Rotoaira
  • Lake Rotopounamu
  • Rangipo Desert
  • Waiouru Museum
  • Lake Rotokura
  • Makatote Viaduct
  • Raurimu Spiral


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