Ohakune, the southern gateway to the Tongariro National Park. The fun and quirky township of Ohakune sits serenely at the foot of the majestic Mt Ruapehu and the bottom of the spectacularly scenic Ohakune Mountain road. Ohakune is a great starting point for the Mountains to Sea Cycleway, is within easy reach of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Whanganui River trips to the Bridge to Nowhere. This makes it the ideal base for your central North Island adventures.
Directly from Ohakune you can walk or bike the Ohakune Old Coach Rd, organise a jetboat trip down the Wanganui River to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere, or a shuttle to the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Also from your doorstep you can explore the lush ancient forests of the Tongariro National Park with an array of stunning alpine walks easily accessed from the magnificent Ohakune Mountain Road, which meanders lazily for 17kms up the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
You'll find everything you need here to plan your next trip to Ohakune, from Accommodation and eating options, to the endless array of activities and attractions, as well as a calendar of events for the year.