Ohakune - Local Activities

There is so must to do in the Tongariro region making Tussock Grove in Ohakune the place to stay.

Hit the Slopes in winter, and in summer enjoy the many Mountain Biking and Walking Tracks. Ohakune also has some of the best Trout Fishing in the world.

Skiing Mt Ruapehu

Hit the Slopes in Winter

On the hotel’s door step is Turoa and Whakapapa. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or just playing in the snow is a wonderful way to enjoy winter.
Off piste areas for experienced skiers and the opportunity to explore the backcountry with the assistance of experienced guides is possible. Ski passes are valid at both Whakapapa and Turoa offering visitors more variety and interest.

Mountain Biking

Whether you are a first time mountain biker or serious enthusiast  Ohakune and the Ruapehu region has a trail to suit.

Mountain Biking in Ohakune and Tongariro National Park
National Army Museum

Army Museum

Engage with real life soldiers’ stories, discover New Zealand’s military history, learn the campaigns of the NZ Army, and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation.

Rich displays that chart the history of New Zealand’s Army.
Realistic dioramas bringing the history and personal stories of the soldiers to life.
Tears on Greenstone Memorial.Roimata Pounamu is the largest Jade (Nephrite) structure in the Southern Hemisphere
Iconic military vehicles.
Place where families can seek out and relate to family connections.
Unique memorabilia.
Comprehensive weapons collection.
Extensive medal collection with outstanding Victoria Cross & NZ Cross collection.
Army Museum Waiouru is situated as part of a living Army environment next to the Waiouru Army Base, a unique fortress-like building which resembles a castle with a moat. Located in Waiouru at the foot of Mt Ruapehu and the Desert Road and the gateway to Tongariro National Park in the central North Island. The uniquely situated New Zealand museum is:

20 mins south from Tussock Grove

Open daily (except Christmas Day) 9.00am – 4.30pm

Average visitor spends 1 – 1.5hrs in the Museum

For more details visit: http://www.armymuseum.co.nz/

World Renowned Trout Fishing

Ruapehu rivers provide very productive fly fishing ,perhaps because the run off from the snow and glaciers of Mt Ruapehu creates fast running rivers with such crystal clear waters.

World Renowned Trout Fishing, Ohakune, Tongariro

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Located in the heart of the Tongariro National Park, over a single day you will cross beautiful beech forests, alpine herb fields, tussock, and volcanic rock formations while taking in some of the best views New Zealand has to offer.

This world renowned trek covers 18.5 kilometres, with vistas including alpine lakes, waterfalls and moonscape vistas with the park offering one of the most dramatic landscapes you could find anywhere in the world.

Transport available from our door.

The Tussock Grove Alpine Trek two day package.

This package allows you the opportunity to explore the dramatic scenery and unique land formations of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, with the benefit of retreating to comfort at the day’s end.

Walks Within 20 Minutes

Ohakune Accommodation


Chris Griffin
3 Karo Street,
New Zealand,

Call: 06 385 8771
Overseas: +646 385 8771
Email: relax@tussockgrove.co.nz