Skiing and Snowboarding
OHAKUNE is located in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand just over 4 hours drive from Auckland and 3 hours drive from Wellington. Situated at the foot of the mystical giant MOUNT RUAPEHU Ohakune is the closest town for accommodation, après ski and exciting night life and also services the TUROA ski field which is only a 20 minute drive to the ski field car park. The WHAKAPAPA ski field is just 20 additional minutes drive around the mountain.
Ruapehu in Summer
There are a huge number of activities that you can do within Ohakune and the area around Mt Ruapehu. These are a must see if you love getting outdoors!
Tongariro National Park
Tongariro National Park is the hub of the Ruapehu District and is not only a unique Park for the people of New Zealand, it is also a special treasure for the world.
Ohakune Walks & Cycle Trails
If you’re a keen mountain biker, you’ll be pleased to know that Ohakune and Tongariro National Park includes some of the country’s best riding tracks as well as a heap of amazing walking trails.
Middle Earth in Ohakune
The scenery here is so breathtakingly beautiful, yet so ‘alien’ – it provided the perfect location for many scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. With a Lord of the Rings guide, you can see Mount Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe), Orc Country, Ithilien Camp, the door of Summat Naur, the Sea of Boulders and so much more – bring your camera!
Rock, Ice & Indoor Climbing
Advanced mountaineers and rock-climbers will find a vast array of challenges here. You can abseil craggy lava formations, navigate mountainous ridges, or take on the well-known Chiming Bells, Girdlestone or Cathedral Rock climbs.
The Whanganui River is the longest navigable waterway in New Zealand and the second longest river in the North Island and is rich in tradition, legend and mystery.
Scenic Ruapehu & Tongaririo Flights
You just cannot miss a scenic flight of Tongariro National Park. Join a group on a light plane or board a helicopter and get ready for a flight you’ll never forget...
The Tongariro River is regarded by many as the best trout-fishing river in the world. This region (and in particular the Tongariro River ) is an anglers dream these rivers literally teem with large trout. Trout fishing around the Tongariro region is very exciting, and can be enjoyed by the novice as well as the expert angler. Off the beaten track around Ohakune there are many secret and challenging spots to discover and some mighty big fish to be caught.
National Army Museum
Be inspired by real life soldier’s stories. Discover New Zealand’s military history. Learn the campaigns of the New Zealand Army.
Waimarino Golf Club
Situated on the doorstep of Mt Ruapehu, this championship 18 hole, par 71 golf course with a most recent NZGA rating of 71.9 makes it the third highest rating golf course in the Manawatu and Wanganui region.
The course has 4 sets of tees, 3 rated suitable for ladies and 4 for men so catering for all levels of golf.
Given Ohakune’s size, the selection of bars and restaurants is fantastic. Laid back boutique cafes, stylish bars, convenient takeaways and gourmet dining can all be found within a short walk of each other.
If you are looking for something special, romantic restaurants and a la carte dining experiences are right on your doorstep.
During the winter months ‘The Junction’ end of Ohakune comes to life with a great range of places to eat and drink.
92 Clyde Street, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 6 385 9498