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Ruapehu's panorama is dominated by three towering volcanoes. Base yourself in Ohakune or Whakapapa Village for skiing during winter or hiking in summer.
With the Whanganui National Park on one side and the Tongariro World Heritage area on the other, Taumarunui is a perfect base for adventure.
Summer and winter, National Park looks after travellers who want to explore the amazing landscapes of the Tongariro World Heritage Park.
In winter and summer, the town of Ohakune is a base for adventures in the Tongariro National Park. It’s also the ‘carrot capital’ of New Zealand.
Sandwiched between two magnificent national parks, the rural town of Raetihi was once one of the most remote settlements in New Zealand.
Waiouru is home to the New Zealand Army’s largest military base. While the weather can be extreme, the Army Memorial Museum is extremely good.
For summer hiking and winter skiing, Whakapapa Village is a grand place to stay. The volcanic slopes of Mount Ruapehu are just up the road.
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