Tongariro National Park
World renowned Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park set the backdrop for a truly unique New Zealand experience. Situated just south of Lake Taupō, Ruapehu with its dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush native forests and spiritual rivers epitomise New Zealand's pure outdoors.
Ruapehu is the only area in New Zealand where you can experience such dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Tongariro National Park World Heritage site and, within the same area, immerse yourself in the lush dense forest of the Whanganui National Park. The power of the mountains in the Tongariro National Park coupled with the mighty Whanganui River will leave you energised and refreshed.
The region offers summer hiking including the famous Tongariro Crossing and in winter three ski fields of Whakapapa, Turoa and Tukino on Mount Raupehu.