Hit the slopes at Whakapapa Ski Area just 6 km from the Whakapapa Holiday Park. The 600 acre boundary has many ski options which cater for everyone from beginners up to advanced skiers and snowboarders, ready to challenge their limits.
The following are descriptions of some short scenic walks in the Tongariro National Park which start from Whakapapa Village. They are accessible for most people and are well-serviced tracks. The longer walks follow poled routes. A more detailed guide with maps is available from the Holiday Park Shop or the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre.
For fit novices, experienced trampers and seasoned mountaineers there is a host of fantastic day long and multi-day tramps available in Tongariro National Park. Below you will find a brief description of the tramps. A more detailed guide with maps is available from the Holiday Park Shop or Department of Conservation Visitor Centre.
Multi Day Tramps
For the more experienced hikers, there are several combinations of multi-day walks available in the National Park. The main combinations are known as the ‘Tongariro Northern Circuit’ and ‘Round Ruapehu’ or ‘Round the Mountain’.
Water Fun Activities
The Tongariro National Park offers great water sport activities like white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, jet boating, or more relaxed cruising on the river. There are also some great thermal hot pools to unwind in for a soak after a day in the snow, to be found at just a short drive away from Whakapapa Holiday Park.
When this beautiful and divers area is not covered in snow, the Tongariro National Park offers a fantastic setting for mountain biking adventures. A few options, including the well knows 42 Traverse, are described below to give you a taste.