Apres Ski in Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu Village

At Whakapapa Village, the large, elegant and expensive Château Tongariro is the focal hotel, with fine dining at the Ruapehu Room.

Whakapapa is served by a variety of hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, taverns, and restaurants in Whakapapa Village, National Park Village, Tokaanu and Turangi.

Ohakune, the “après ski capital” of North Island, whose flagging fortunes were dramatically restored when Turoa was developed – is less than 10 miles away, with a wide range of accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafés and night-clubs.

Mount Ruapehu Bars & Restaurants

The numbers of bars and restaurants at Whakapapa Village is fairly limited, but there’s plenty more choice in Okahune.

Whakapapa Bars & Restaurants

The choice in Whakapapa Village is pretty straightforward. If you want true fine dining, it has to be the Ruapehu restaurant at the Chateau Tongariro. It’s one of a kind, but there are other perfectly wholesome and tasty – if considerably less indulgent – choices.

Whakapapa Tavern Tel: +64 7 892 3809

Trails Bar

Lorenz’s Bar and Cafe

Ruapehu  at Chateau Tongariro Tel: +64 7 892 3809

Ohakune Bars & Restaurants

In Okahune the range of bars and restaurants is considerably wider, but even there you will be hard pressed to find anywhere quite like the Ruapehu restaurant.

Powderkeg Bar at the Powderhorn Tel: +64 6 385 8925

Alpine Restaurant and Wine Bar Tel: +64 6 385 9183

Margaritas Ohakune Tel: +64 6 385 9060

The Hobbit Restaurant and Bar Tel: +64 6 385 8248

Matterhorn Restaurant at Powderhorn Tel: +64 6 385 8925

Turoa Lodge Tel: +64 6 385 8274

Altitude 585, Tel: +64 6 385 9292

Mount Ruapehu Other Activities

There’s a dedicated sliding park at Meads Wall (five minutes from the Whakapapa base area), with its own cafeteria. Turoa also has a dedicated area for toboggans and sliding mats, which are available to rent.

Tourist Information Whakapapa, Tel: +64 7 892-3729
Tourist Information Ohakune, Tel: +64 6 385 8427
Website: www.mtruapehu.com

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