Summer Activities in Ohakune and Tongariro

With Summer on it’s way, now is a great time to explore the Tongariro and Ruapehu region. Why not base yourself in Ohakune, the perfect place to explore all this beautiful region of New Zealand has to offer.

Below are just a few attractions and events happening in the Tongariro and Ruapehu region.

The Goat Adventure Run

Saturday 2nd December 2017 starting from 9.30am.

Enjoy an exhilirating adventure on the Round the Mountain track from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields.The 20km course will see you experiencing amazing scenery from ancient lava flows and scoria fields, mountain beech forest, tussock grasslands and alpine herb fields to cascading waterfalls, an alpine lake, boulder strewn rivers and amazing panoramic views.

The 14th Tussock Traverse

Saturday 27 January, 2018

Get the heart pumping and join a walk or run through one of the most scenic and varied courses in New Zealand. There are options for the beginner or enthusiasts, with 6.5km, 13km, or 26km courses.
You will cut across the heart of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, starting off on the Desert Road and finishing up at the Chateau Tongariro.
The full 26km event will see you through lava fields, desert, alpine track, and beech forest. A great way to enjoy the amazing views and scenery of the Tongariro National Park.
Be sure to get in quick, as participant numbers are limited.

Mountain Biking in Ohakune

Ohakune is one of the best cycling destinations in New Zealand with trails ranging from 15 minute riverside tracks to 5 day cross terrain expeditions. There are several bike hire operators in Ohakune, which can also provide transport and maps to help you on your way. Check out some of the half day and full day tracks on offer.

There is so much to see and do in Ohakune and the Tongariro region, and Summer is the perfect time to plan your visit. Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to base yourself to experience all this region has to offer. We are happy to offer advice in planning your next adventure holiday.


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