Ruapehu: family-friendly fun

It is inevitable that as soon as a young child arrives on a ski field, zipped into multiple layers of...


Catching the chairlift in Happy Valley, Whakapapa. © Ben Percival

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Twin Rivers Motel Visit website

If you're looking for a perfect home base for exploring all the treasures in the Snowy region then we have the perfect place for you... . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Ohakune Court Motel Visit website

With beautiful views of Mt Ruapehu from most rooms, we offer free wifi and all our units are clean warm and quiet with flat screen . . . More . . . 

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing offers an insight into just why the park is rated an international treasure and listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read the story . . . 

Ossies Motels & Chalets Visit website

Situated in a quiet street with amazing views of Mount Ruapehu, Ossies Chalets and Apartments are designed with the skiing family in mind. . . . More . . . 

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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Aspen Court Motel Visit website

New complex - luxury accommodation with 2 access units. Smokefree, double spa baths. King-size beds, heating/air-conditioning, electric blankets, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities. . . . More . . . 

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Tongariro National Park: volcanoes of the south wind

Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park with excellent skiing on Mount Ruapehu in the winter season and some of the most epic mountain-hiking trails in the world. Read the story . . . 

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Alpine Motel Visit website

Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge offers motel and backpacker accommodation in Ohakune's town centre. Accommodation consists of 10 units of various sizes including fully self . . . More . . . 

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Tongariro Northern Circuit: alpine heartland

The Tongariro Northern Circuit explores a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine views, with craters, explosion pits and lava flows aplenty. Read the story . . . 

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Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge Visit website

Calling all travellers. The winter season is here. Do you need amazing, affordable accommodation for your trip to Ruapehu ski fields? Situated in the ideal . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Waiouru Welcome Inn Visit website

Enjoy our comfortable heated and double-glazed motel units. 8 self-contained units and 3 standard units. Located near State Highway 1, close to cafés, hotel, garage/service . . . More . . . 

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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