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Vacation rentals in Ohakune

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The Purple House

Charm, character and style from the minute you arrive - Welcome to The Purple House! A warm and inviting home, thoughtfully decorated with carefully cultivated and classic furnishings. The balance between retro and contemporary creates a memorable space you won't want to leave. At the end of each day, imagine being able to step into a cedar spa pool. Feel the stress just melt away as you enjoy a well-deserved soak! The Purple House is ideal whatever the season, the fireplace and heat pump both on hand for winter warmth and the aircon for summer comfort. In warmer months, take it to the decking in the evening sun to enjoy a dinner al fresco in the outdoor dining area! There is a WiFi at the property to keep you connected throughout your stay. Situated only a three-minute drive from the amenities of Ohakune town centre and in quiet area, away from the main road and railway. Planning to hit the slopes this trip? Turoa skifield is just 25-minutes drive away and Whakapapa Skifield a 40-minutes drive as well. Find the comforts of home and a touch of something special here at The Purple House - sure to beg you back again!

$140 per night
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Mangateitei Views - Rangataua Tiny Home

Wake up to the breath-taking views of Mt Ruapehu and the stunning surrounding countryside at this gorgeous one-bedroom tiny home, just a seven-minute drive away from Ohakune. Welcome to Mangateitei Views!

$133 per night
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Couple’s Mountain Chalet Getaway

Located close to bike trails and a mere 20mins from Turoa skifields, this cosy chalet has everything you need for an epic summer or winter getaway. Not only will you be staying close to fantastic restaurants and cafes, but you’re also close to the supermarket, ski gear, shuttle and bike hire.

$93 per night

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Stay near Ohakune's top sights

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Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park16 locals recommend
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New World Ohakune26 locals recommend
Photo of The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune
The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune27 locals recommend
Photo of SLR @ Vertigo Adventure Centre
SLR @ Vertigo Adventure Centre13 locals recommend
Photo of The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar
The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar10 locals recommend
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The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar19 locals recommend

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Snowman En-suite Cabin 2022
$148 per night
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The Snowglobe - Ohakune Modern Yurt Style Chalet
$164 per night
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KUBO : FantailSuite [Self-Contained Hilltop Haven]
$97 per night
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Carex Gem - Ohakune Holiday Home
$164 per night
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Annie's on Arava
$66 per night
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Misty Mountain Hut - Ruapehu
$111 per night
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Waireka Apartment
$130 per night
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The West Wing
$77 per night
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Biking and Ski Central w/Spa and Fireplace
$129 per night
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The Cabin, Ohakune
$62 per night
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Perfect for a Couple [free coffee at local café]
$99 per night
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Shannon Cottage
$90 per night

Your guide to Ohakune

All About Ohakune

At the foot of Mount Ruapehu in the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, Ohakune is a farming community that has become one of the country’s hubs for outdoor adventures. In te reo (Māori), the name means “an opening to a new world,” which reflects the town’s modern-day status as a gateway to a unique natural environment.

Ohakune sits on the southern edge of Tongariro National Park, which has three snow-capped volcanoes and hundreds of square miles of subalpine scenery. The town is also on the northern doorstep of Whanganui National Park, with its mighty river and virgin native forest. This location makes it a magnet for skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers and canoeists in summer. You can hit the ski fields of Turoa and Whakapapa, or rent a mountain bike and explore the Old Coach Road trail to the Hāpuawhenua Viaduct.

A well-loved monument on the edge of town that is a must for selfie-takers is the Big Carrot — some claim it’s the world’s largest carrot statue — which reflects the agricultural focus of the area. There’s even a Carrot Adventure Park in the center of Ohakune, home to a BMX track and places for picnics.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ohakune?

The area around Ohakune has a temperate climate, never getting too hot in summer or extremely cold in winter. The mountains affect the weather and protect Ohakune from rain to some extent, though the rainiest month of the year is July. Throughout much of the year, expect comfortably warm days and a slight coolness in the evenings — you’ll want to have a light jacket or sweater.

Although Ohakune rarely freezes over, in the winter months of June, July, and August, there is often snow on the mountains down to about 5,000 feet. In the middle of June, a massive street party hits town, with the Ohakune Mardi Gras winter festival setting up a big stage for live bands on Thames Street. And it wouldn’t be Ohakune without the Carrot Carnival, celebrating the ever-popular winter vegetable with competitions, food stalls, entertainment, and live music. The event traditionally kicks off the ski season at the beginning of June — don’t forget your carrot costume.


What are the top things to do in Ohakune?

Tongariro National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was New Zealand’s first national park, created at the end of the 19th century thanks to the generosity and conservation focus of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi (tribe) who have lived in this region for centuries. The park is dominated by the majestic active volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ngauruhoe. The 12-mile Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike overlooks the mountains as well as stunning blue and green geothermal lakes.

Ohakune Railway Museum

Being on the main North Island railway line has shaped much of Ohakune’s history, and the area’s railway museum offers displays covering the construction of the train line and life in the region. The site is a former railway shed from the 1930s in the heart of the Junction area.

The Bridge to Nowhere

A poignant and scenic site in Whanganui National Park, the concrete Bridge to Nowhere was built in the 1930s and then abandoned. Surrounded by lush giant tree ferns and tall rimu trees, this beautiful area of pristine indigenous forest can be reached via a walking track that takes around 45 minutes each way. The park is rich in birdlife, with tui and kereru common sights.