Mount Ruapehu

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Mount Ruapehu

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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


  • Crater Lake


  • Ski
  • Sightseeing



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

Outside the ski season, bring your own food.



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.

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

Get out

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