During the winter months ‘The Junction’ area of Ohakune comes to life with a great range of places to eat and drink. If you’re looking for somewhere at the heart of the action then this is the place for you. The venue for the annual Ohakune Mardi Gras event, this section of the township has plenty of places to dance into the early hours with live music from international DJs and up and coming Kiwi bands throughout the winter season.

If you’re looking for a quieter place for a few relaxed drinks then head to the southern end of the town for a selection of sophisticated bars and chilled out eateries. Sit in the sun with a glass of wine and great views of the Mountain, the perfect end to your day.