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"Big Carrot" redirects here. Big Carrot was also a pseudonym used by the band T. Rex. Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. Located within the Manawatu-Wanganui region, the town is 70 kilometres northeast of Wanganui and 25 kilometres west of Waiouru. A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Places to Visit near Ohakune


Canoe Safaris

Located next to the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, Canoe Safaris has been running river trips for over 30 years. Trips are suitable for all ages and are excellent family holidays, not tough expeditions.

A Canoe Trip through the spectacular Whanganui National is a great way to unwind away from the pressures of everyday life. Offer one to five day canoe trips along the Whanganui River exploring the wilderness and scenery of the Whanganui National Park and other popular attractions such as the Bridge to Nowhere.

Specialising in overnight adventure holidays and providing all equipment, excellent food, wine and qualified guides. No previous experience is needed. Canoe and kayak hire and transportation are also available.

Campgrounds and Parks near Ohakune


Turangi Holiday Park

The friendly place to stay.

Turangi Holiday Park is an ideal park for families, large and small groups, trampers, fishermen, skiers and adventurers or just unwind here in our beautiful and quiet surroundings, there is plenty of space and privacy.

Nothing comes close to the sheer natural beauty of the Lake Taupo region. Located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand the lake is only a small part of the Central Plateau. This plateau also contains three large mountains boasting three unique skifields.

The trout fishing is considered some of the best in the world. Just two kilometres from our Holiday Park is the well known Tongariro river, where many very large brown and rainbow trout have been outwitted.

Turangi is the gateway to the Tongariro National Park, the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Kaimanawa Ranges – We make a great base for the Tongariro Alpine crossing – transport is available right from our front door.

Turangi is the place to be all year round, skiing in the winter, boating and swimming in the summer, and of course fishing all year round.

Large groups are not a problem, and we are an ideal school camp for anytime of the year.

We have space for everyone…………..

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Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

Near Taupo Bungy

Lake Taupo Resort has great accommodation whether you are taking a family holiday, attending a school/sporting event, are here for business or a special occasion. We boast modern facilities, a new pool with swim-up bar and cafe plus an extensive range of games and activities to keep the entire family entertained. We have clean, tidy and affordable units for families, couples or adventurers and large tent and caravan sites available.

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