ABOUT Mt Ruapehu
Mt Ruapehu is in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island and is comprised of two large resorts, Whakapapa and Turoa. The resorts are renowned for their expansive terrain and views across the North Island. Mt Ruapehu also features the longest season in NZ from June – October. While accommodation options on mountain are very limited, you can stay at Ohakune or the neighbouring town of Taupo. A visit to Mt Ruapehu is the perfect addition to a winter road trip through the North Island enjoying some of the country’s best experiences and sights.
Mt Ruapehu AccommodationThe neighbouring town of Ohakune at the base of the mountain is the best location to stay for accessing the resorts.
Ski PackagesFully customisable Mt Ruapehu ski packages that can include any of the following; flights, accommodation, lift passes, ski hire and more. Request a quote today!
How to get to
Mt RuapehuMt Ruapehu is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island, making it easily accessible by car from major cities in the North Island.
Mt Ruapehu Trail MapsMt Ruapehu features two resorts on either side of the mountain. Find out what each resort has to offer with our resort guides and trail maps/
Featured Mt Ruapehu Articles
2024 New Zealand Early Birds are here!
Now in the Northern hemisphere What a start to the season it’s been! With a number of resorts across Japan and North America already receiving record November snow fall: It’s never too early to start planning your Sout [...]
New Zealand Forecast – Tides Are Turning As We Say “Good Riddance” Northerlies, And “Kia Ora” Southerlies
Marginal early season conditions at The Remarkables today, but things are about to turn for the better with snow and cold air in the extended forecast. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Written early Monday 26thand valid to Thursd [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – May Update
The Remarkables after an early season storm last year. Photo: NZ.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper La Nina-style weather has continued to plague New Zealand’s weather over the last several weeks, bringing warm northerlies tha [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook
Mt Hutt, under an early season blanket of snow in 2021. Will pre-season climate drivers lead to early snow? Photo: NZSki.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The first snow has already fallen over New Zealand after a late March [...]
What to do on and off the snow in Wanaka, New Zealand.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do in Wanaka to make your 2023 winter unforgettable. With such a diverse range of activities on and off the mountain, Wanaka has everything you need to ma [...]
Queenstown, your 2023 winter destination!
Travelling to Queenstown is a bucket list adventure, especially in the winter. Make the most out of your 2023 ski season with our guide on some of Queenstown’s top activities to do this winter. Known for being [...]
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