Try a variety of summer alpine walks, half day local walks, the full day famous Tongariro Crossing or a 4 day circumnavigation of Mt Ruapehu. Imagine yourself walking amongst this alien land with its solide lava flows, red volcanic ash and deep blue acid crater lakes.
Other activities include canoeing down the splendid Whanganui River, kayaking, mountain biking, 4WD bikes and golf. Or relax at the nearby complex with therapeutic sauna, sports massage and heated pool. Check out the local art galleries. Try skiing and snowboarding from June to November at Turoa (25 mins) and Whakapapa (45 mins) snowfields. The snowfields are easily accessible with cheap transport options available.
Features: Your hosts Gloria and Gavin welcome you to our newly renovated hostel. Found at the base of the magnificent Mt Ruapehu (2792m) within the central North Island's volcanic region, this is a summer and winter wonderland ready to be discovered. Cosy hostel in tranquil setting, with magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu. Hostel extras: home theatre, play station, pool table, vehicle rentals and hostel shuttle. Bookings recommended during school holidays and ski season.