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Winter at the Peaks


Skiing & Boarding

Mt Ruapehu - Turoa & Whakapapa

  • The largest snow area in New Zealand
  • The highest lift access terrain in New Zealand
  • The longest vertical drop in Australasia
  • Brilliant skiing and snowboarding
  • Located in a World Heritage National Park
  • Turoa now expanded into the southeast basin

Visit the mountain websites for more information on passes, trail maps, snow school and snow reports:

Mountain closed?

National Army Museum

Ph 0800 369 999

Open daily 9am to 4.30pm (except Christmas day)

Ruapehu Adventure rides

Provides guided quad bike and buggy adventures of varying lengths through farmland, native bush and natural stream crossings- overlooking Tongariro National Park along with real views of the 'Raurimu Spiral'. Guides are qualified with ATV & first aid certificates, all gear is supplied.
Located in Raurimu [behind the dinosaur sculpture], its about an 30 - 40mins drive away.
Phn: 0800 ruride [0800787433]

Rafting New Zealand

Ph 0800 volcano (0800 865 226)

offer NZ's best half day river adventure, with various grades of white water action all year round,outfitted for summer or winter.

Try adventures in velocity at Gravity Canyon

Hire a mountain bike

Try some of the trails around town. Many are good all weather tracks, see our Summer Activities page for directions.

Bikes can be hired from:

Try the climbing wall at SLR Vertigo Climbing Centre

Need a lift?

Snow Express: Freephone 0800 SKI 123 (0800 754 123)

There's lots of other great things to see and do during winter in the Ruapehu Region. Many of the tracks and trails are all weather, to see what's on offer go to our Summer Activities Page, or check out

The Peaks Motor Inn Ohakune

0508 ThePeaks (0508 843 73257)

Cnr Mangawhero Tce & Shannon St

P O Box 57, Ohakune, New Zealand

Phone:+64 6 385 9144

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