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It didn't take us long to fall in love with Ohakune and surrounding Ruapehu area. A small town centrally located in the North Island of Aotearoa, nestled between two National Parks - the Tongariro National Park a dual World Heritage area and the Wanganui National Park. Its proximity to the Ruapehu…
Famous Chocolate Eclairs and of course it is the Carrot capuital of NZ.
At the base of Mt Ruapehu and Turoa Ski field, this little town comes alive in winter, and is nice and chill in summer. Has plenty to offer all year round.
Mangawhero Falls, Lake Rotokura, the wheelchair-accessible Mangawhero Forest Walk and the Rimu Walk are some short walks you can enjoy around the Ohakune area.
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