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Chalet in Ohakune
view for two
Enjoy the enviable uninterrupted view of Mt Ruapehu and Turoa Skifield from this 3 acre property within the Ohakune township, easy walking distance to shops, cafes and restaurants, 20mins drive to Turoa Skifield. Peaceful and private setting for two, on 3 acres surrounded by trees and gardens, a morning terrace and an afternoon deck to savour a view. A luxurious retreat for a Tongariro National Park getaway. A large internal garage makes it all the more enjoyable when you come with your toys.
$116 per night
Apartment in Ohakune
Cosy in the Centre of Ohakune
This one bedroom apartment is on the ground floor of our family home (we live on the 2nd and 3rd floors). It is in the middle of Ohakune, halfway between Turoa Junction and Ohakune centre. There a walks close by, Turoa is 20 minutes drive away and we have a list of walks that are nearby and suit a range of people. We are also close to the Ohakune Disc Golf Course and can put you in touch with the crew at TCB to hire discs. Our house manual also has a list of the best spots in Ohakune to hit up.
$51 per night
Apartment in Ohakune
Waireka Apartment
Waireka Apartment, situated in Ohakune in the Ruapehu District is a self contained 2 bedroom apartment each with a queen size bed, a large lounge with mountain views, kitchen and own spa pool. Spa Pool operates from 10am to 10pm Cleaning on departure is included in the rate. For the benefit of fellow Guests we request quiet time after 10.30pm Special Rates Ask us about our special rates for a stay of 2 nights or more. See also Waireka Studio if Waireka Apartment is unavailable.
$124 per night

Stay near Ohakune's top sights

Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park29 locals recommend
The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune36 locals recommend
The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar31 locals recommend
New World Ohakune57 locals recommend
Ohakune Carrot8 locals recommend
The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar17 locals recommend
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Your guide to Ohakune

All About Ohakune

At the foot of Mount Ruapehu in the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, Ohakune is a farming community that has become one of the country’s hubs for outdoor adventures. In te reo (Māori), the name means “an opening to a new world,” which reflects the town’s modern-day status as a gateway to a unique natural environment.

Ohakune sits on the southern edge of Tongariro National Park, which has three snow-capped volcanoes and hundreds of square miles of subalpine scenery. The town is also on the northern doorstep of Whanganui National Park, with its mighty river and virgin native forest. This location makes it a magnet for skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers and canoeists in summer. You can hit the ski fields of Turoa and Whakapapa, or rent a mountain bike and explore the Old Coach Road trail to the Hāpuawhenua Viaduct.

A well-loved monument on the edge of town that is a must for selfie-takers is the Big Carrot — some claim it’s the world’s largest carrot statue — which reflects the agricultural focus of the area. There’s even a Carrot Adventure Park in the center of Ohakune, home to a BMX track and places for picnics.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ohakune

The area around Ohakune has a temperate climate, never getting too hot in summer or extremely cold in winter. The mountains affect the weather and protect Ohakune from rain to some extent, though the rainiest month of the year is July. Throughout much of the year, expect comfortably warm days and a slight coolness in the evenings — you’ll want to have a light jacket or sweater.

Although Ohakune rarely freezes over, in the winter months of June, July, and August, there is often snow on the mountains down to about 5,000 feet. In the middle of June, a massive street party hits town, with the Ohakune Mardi Gras winter festival setting up a big stage for live bands on Thames Street. And it wouldn’t be Ohakune without the Carrot Carnival, celebrating the ever-popular winter vegetable with competitions, food stalls, entertainment, and live music. The event traditionally kicks off the ski season at the beginning of June — don’t forget your carrot costume.

Top things to do in Ohakune

Tongariro National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was New Zealand’s first national park, created at the end of the 19th century thanks to the generosity and conservation focus of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi (tribe) who have lived in this region for centuries. The park is dominated by the majestic active volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ngauruhoe. The 12-mile Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike overlooks the mountains as well as stunning blue and green geothermal lakes.

Ohakune Railway Museum

Being on the main North Island railway line has shaped much of Ohakune’s history, and the area’s railway museum offers displays covering the construction of the train line and life in the region. The site is a former railway shed from the 1930s in the heart of the Junction area.

The Bridge to Nowhere

A poignant and scenic site in Whanganui National Park, the concrete Bridge to Nowhere was built in the 1930s and then abandoned. Surrounded by lush giant tree ferns and tall rimu trees, this beautiful area of pristine indigenous forest can be reached via a walking track that takes around 45 minutes each way. The park is rich in birdlife, with tui and kereru common sights.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Ohakune?

    Experience the best of Ohakune with our cottage rentals, starting at about $50 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Ohakune have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 190 house rentals with wireless internet in Ohakune. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ohakune?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ohakune. Choose from more than 90 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do chalet rentals in Ohakune have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 chalet rentals with self check-in in Ohakune. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do chalet rentals in Ohakune have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 chalet rentals with a bbq area in Ohakune. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Ohakune?

    Ohakune has more than 330 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Ohakune?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 190 homes with wireless internet, over 60 homes with a bbq area, over 80 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ohakune?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 60 vacation rentals in Ohakune featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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