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Guidebook for Ohakune

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Guidebook for Ohakune

Food Scene
Great food, nice atmosphere and good service- love the dessert- chocolate wontons!
The Bearing Point Restaurant & Bar
55 Clyde Street
Great food, nice atmosphere and good service- love the dessert- chocolate wontons!
Nice atmosphere, great for families with young children as has a play space
16
locals recommend
The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar
16
locals recommend
Nice atmosphere, great for families with young children as has a play space
Entertainment & Activities
Hire bikes in the summer and skis/snowboards in the winter. Enthusiastic staff with lots of local knowledge.
17
locals recommend
TCB Ski Board & Bike
29 Ayr Street
17
locals recommend
Hire bikes in the summer and skis/snowboards in the winter. Enthusiastic staff with lots of local knowledge.
Old Coach Road - great walk or bike ride on historic trail that used to join up two point on Main Trunk Line. Visit Railway Station and museum. Learn about railway history and experience a beautiful environment
Ohakune
Old Coach Road - great walk or bike ride on historic trail that used to join up two point on Main Trunk Line. Visit Railway Station and museum. Learn about railway history and experience a beautiful environment
Vertical Climbing wall indoors Also hire skis and snowboards at good price
14
locals recommend
SLR @ Vertigo Adventure Centre
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locals recommend
Vertical Climbing wall indoors Also hire skis and snowboards at good price
Canoe or kayak the Whanganui River staying in huts along the way, take a jet boat tour to the historic Bridge to Nowhere or drive along the Whanganui River Road and visit Jerusalem - resting place of poet James K Baxter and site of Sisters of Compassion Convent
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locals recommend
Whanganui River
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locals recommend
Canoe or kayak the Whanganui River staying in huts along the way, take a jet boat tour to the historic Bridge to Nowhere or drive along the Whanganui River Road and visit Jerusalem - resting place of poet James K Baxter and site of Sisters of Compassion Convent
Parks & Nature
Best one day walk in NZ, crosses the saddle between two great mountains in the Central Plateau - Mt Tongario and Mt Ngauruhoes. Amazing landscape and views - Emerald Lakes, Blue Lake. Need good level of fitness, especially for side walk up Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom). If do whole walk, need to organise shuttle bus. Recommend hiring a guide if doing walk in the winter
23
locals recommend
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
23
locals recommend
Best one day walk in NZ, crosses the saddle between two great mountains in the Central Plateau - Mt Tongario and Mt Ngauruhoes. Amazing landscape and views - Emerald Lakes, Blue Lake. Need good level of fitness, especially for side walk up Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom). If do whole walk, need to organise shuttle bus. Recommend hiring a guide if doing walk in the winter
Fantastic walks with rivers and waterfalls. Walk around the mountain and stay in back-country huts. Great skiing and snowboarding in the winter
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locals recommend
Mount Ruapehu
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locals recommend
Fantastic walks with rivers and waterfalls. Walk around the mountain and stay in back-country huts. Great skiing and snowboarding in the winter
Getting Around
Shuttles to the ski fields, Old Coach Rd, Fishers Track, Tongario Crossing, Whanganui River
Ruapehu Connexions
48 Pitt St
Shuttles to the ski fields, Old Coach Rd, Fishers Track, Tongario Crossing, Whanganui River
Shuttles to the ski fields, Old Coach Rd, Fishers Track, Tongario Crossing, Whanganui River
8
locals recommend
Dempsey Buses Ltd
25 Seddon St
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locals recommend
Shuttles to the ski fields, Old Coach Rd, Fishers Track, Tongario Crossing, Whanganui River
Essentials
25
locals recommend
New World Ohakune
12 Goldfinch St
25
locals recommend
Arts & Culture
Museum open on Sundays. Historic building in main street - Theatre Royal, BNZ building, Ratana Church. Widest main street in NZ - wide enough for a team of bullocks to turn around!
Raetihi
Museum open on Sundays. Historic building in main street - Theatre Royal, BNZ building, Ratana Church. Widest main street in NZ - wide enough for a team of bullocks to turn around!
Waiouru army museum. Interactive displays. NZ's history of involvement in war
Waiouru
Waiouru army museum. Interactive displays. NZ's history of involvement in war
Drinks & Nightlife
Bar and restaurant made out of logs - great apres ski atmosphere. Pool tables. Hotel has hot pool for public use. Order a drink while in the pool.
26
locals recommend
Powderkeg Restaurant and Bar
26
locals recommend
Bar and restaurant made out of logs - great apres ski atmosphere. Pool tables. Hotel has hot pool for public use. Order a drink while in the pool.