Welcome to Ruapehu
The veges are fresh and the snow’s even fresher in the mountain district of Ruapehu. Located in the central North Island, Ruapehu is home to stunning geographic features and is a must on any New Zealand itinerary. Hit the slopes over winter and the trails over summer. Mighway recommends a minimum of 2-3 days here. There's lots to do on your way there, from Hobbits to Glow worms to Icecream. At Mt Ruapehu, you can spend your days on New Zealand's largest active volcano learning to ski or snowboard in Whakapapa Ski Field. Hikers, botanists and regular tourists can also enjoy the breathtaking views on the mountain, as well as those in the wider Tongariro National Park. Try out the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and experience its rugged and diverse landscape, volcanic peaks, and lush valleys. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!
Getting to Ruapehu
From airport pick-up to arranging a bicycle rack for us, Christine & Allan made our holiday stress-free. The camper was awesome. Clean, modern and had all the bits and bobs needed for a comfortable camper experience. Will definitely be hiring again!
Watch our third video of our 'On the Road' series where intrepid host Tim discovers New Zealand's greatest gift, Tongariro National Park, right in the heart of New Zealand. After watching this you'll be itching for your next escape. Aside from the snow and adventure, if you’re a foodie or if you’re just looking to chill out and have a nice leisurely weekend, there are some great walks and bike trails waiting for you. There’s also some great eateries, we recommend the high tea at the Ruaphehu Restaurant! Book a camper with Mighway and see for yourself. Don't forget to follow our “On the Road” series on YouTube for more great inspiration on regions to visit throughout New Zealand.
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Journey the Thermal Explorer Highway
There are so many things to see and do while on vacation in New Zealand. It can be hard to try to decide what you want to accomplish during your trip. Well, what if there was an established path that you could take that would allow you to do a wide variety of things during your vacation?
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro National Park holds honour as New Zealand’s oldest National Park. This incredible park boasts cultural identity, breathtaking scenery and more. Hiking the Crossing brings elements of awe, adventure, and even danger. This world-renowned trek reigns as the best one-day trip experiences in New Zealand and falls within the world’s top ten single-day treks.
The Ultimate Foodie Guide: Mt Ruapehu
If you’re visiting the Mt. Ruapehu area in New Zealand’s North Island, aside from the snow and adventure, if you’re a foodie or you’re just looking to chill out and have a nice leisurely weekend in the area, then this Guide will show you all the great places you should eat, drink, and shop during your stay.