Ruapehu is a wonderful year round destination with some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best skiing and snowboarding in winter to spring and some of New Zealand’s best hiking, biking and river based activities in Spring to Autumn. Ruapehu is home to two world class National Parks; Whanganui and the UNESCO Dual World Heritage Tongariro. Whanganui is home to the many river based activities such as jet boat tours as well as many kayak adventures from 1 – 5 days. Ruapehu has New Zealand’s two largest Ski Areas along with the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Widely recognized as New Zealand’s “best one day walk”. Mountain biking is also an amazing activity with two of the New Zealand Cycle Trail’s Great Rides, “Mountains to Sea” and “Timber Trail” now completed and ready to ride.