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Revision as of 16:14, 1 February 2006

Mount Ruapehu lies in Tongariro National Park, in the Central North Island of New Zealand. The mountain is an active volcano, but also has the two major skifields for the North Island.

Get in

Get around

See

  • Crater Lake

Do

  • Ski
  • Sightseeing

Buy

Eat

As the area is a national park there are few businesses that sell food in the area.

Outside the ski season, travellers are well advised to carry their own food.

Drink

Sleep

There are several ski lodges on the mountain as well as accommodation around the mountain at places such as National Park, Ohakune Turangi and Waiouru.

The Department of Conservation operates a number of back country huts in the area.

Stay safe

Be aware that Ruapehu is an active volcano. There is currently a long term Lahar warning for the crater lake, which is expected to flood in 2005. Pay attention to any public safety warnings or notices in the whole area.

Because of the changeable weather, travellers in this area should carry warm clothing, even in summer.

Get out

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