About Ruapehu

With some of the north island’s best mountains, volcanic craters, hiking trails and emerald coloured lakes, Ruapehu is an impressive region to visit at any time of the year. Home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing aka the greatest day walk in New Zealand, Ruapehu really puts the ‘great’ in ‘great outdoors’. Hit up Whanganui River for canoeing, venture deep into Pureora Forest Park for forest bathing or cross the bridge to nowhere in Whanganui National Park. If the snow is more your thing, fill your stoke cup skiing Whakapapa where old lava flows make great half-pipes. Book one of Riparide’s cosy cabins, alpine lodges or cute cottages to be your base for the ultimate alpine escape....

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