In the warmer months, nature lovers will be ecstatic to go hiking, horse riding or mountain biking along the trails of the Tongariro National Park, which is significant to New Zealand because it's UNESCO World Heritage Listed, was New Zealand's first National Park and was the fourth ever National Park to be listed in the world. The volcanic nature of the park is incredible and Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro are actually two of the world's most active volcanoes, both located inside the park. While you're here, you'll also marvel at the Crater Lake, which is one of only two of its kind on the entire planet!
Ohakune is blessed with an abundance of forests and the Whanganui National Park is another must-visit. While you're here, the glacial Whanganui River will also give you the chance to go kayaking, canoeing, jet boating or white water rafting, if you dare.
In winter, Mt Ruapehu – New Zealand's largest ski area - is the place to be, with the Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields suitable for beginners, right through to advanced level skiers. And if you're here to ski in late June, make sure you attend the Mardi Gras Festival, where you'll enjoy live music, street performances, fireworks and laser light displays, as well as admiring all of the interesting costumes.Getting here
Palmerston North is the nearest airport, about 150km away, and you can easily catch a coach bus from the airport to Ohakune. Orhire a car and take the scenic drive yourself if you’d prefer.
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Hotels in Ohakune start at NZ$61 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.