Skiing & Boarding
Ever thought about skiing/boarding on an active volcano? Fancy some great winter skiing and arguably the best spring skiing in NZ? The mighty Mount Ruapehu, with the three ski fields of Whakapapa, Turoa & Tukino is on our doorstep. One day skiing and you will understand why this is called the Magic Mountain.
Hiking & Walking
The variety of walks of this region are only limited by your imagination – adventurous mountain trails, stunning bush walks, sandy beach strolls, thermal wonderland routes are here for you to enjoy. Each of these walks change with the seasons, enticing you back to explore them again. Just enjoy the beauty and peace of your surrounding.
The Tongariro River is fishing nirvana – the best Trout Fishing river in the world. But it is only one of a number in the region that will test your fishing skills and temperament. Even if the fish win the day, you will still be satisfied. The beauty of these magnificent rivers and streams will remain with you long after the fishing is done.
Seven stunning golf courses to challenge you, frustrate you (sometimes), win you over (most times) are waiting in our region; - all less than 60 minutes drive from us. Choose from delightful club courses to magnificent International complexes, each with it's own unique setting and quality, ready for you to enjoy.
Whether it be Grade 2 Family Fun, Grade 3 Thrill Seeker, or Grade 4 Adrenalin Junkie, White Water Rafting is a must do. You will get wet, but the smile will never leave your face. The nervousness of the unknown at the start is replaced by sheer elation at the finish. Rafting in spectacular unspoilt wilderness, this is a must do - summer or winter.
Well organised scenic flights are available for those of you without the time or seeking a more sedate way to explore the wonderland that is Tongariro National Park. You will be able to look down upon the peaks of Mts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, view the Great Lake Taupo and Kaimanawa Ranges, part of the east/west divide, that is Aotearoa.
In Turangi Township
For a small town, Turangi punches well above its weight. Within a short distance of each other you can access a choice of cafes and eateries, a challenging indoor climbing wall complex, a covered heated swimming pool complex, mini-putt Golf, Tongariro National Trout Centre & Native Whio (Blue Duck) recovery programme, not to mention pampering at the local Health Spa.
What better way to finish a day of activity and fun, than with a soak in a hot mineral pool, sourced directly from the earth below. This natural, therapeutic water has been filtered only, then cooled to 38/42°C (100/107°F). Relax in your own private pool and watch the changing patterns of the sky above. Your aching muscles will thank you for it.