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Ruapehu  -  As the halfway point between New Zealand’s two largest cities, you can drive inland from almost anywhere in the North Island and you’ll
end up in Ruapehu.

At the southern end of Lake Taupo and in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Ruapehu is halfway between Auckland and Wellington, just a 4-hour drive from either city.
The Ruapehu region is defined by the three volcanoes that stand sentinel over a landscape of tussocked desert, rivers, lakes and native forest.

Today the volcanoes are part of the World Heritage site, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s first national park. The centrepiece is the snow-capped Mount Ruapehu, alongside the two smaller cones of Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro. The Ruapehu region is made up of a range of unique towns and villages each with their own

  • Chateau Tongariro Hotel

    Experience one of NZ's most Iconic hotels whilst surrounded by spectacular alpine treks and the sacred peaks of Ruapehu.

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  • Rafting NZ

    Rafting New Zealand are leaders in rafting the Tongariro River.

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  • Tongariro National Trout Centre

    Discover the world of wild trout.

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  • Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park

    Turangi Holiday Park is an ideal park for families, large and small groups, trampers, fishermen, skiers and adventurers or just unwind here in our beautiful and quiet surroundings, there is plenty of space and privacy.

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  • Turangi Turtle Pools

    Turtle Pools located next to the Turangi Town Centre Mall is a fully enclosed swimming pool facility with an air temperature of 24 degrees

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