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Tiny home · Ohakune
New tiny home
The Tiny house is at walking distance to pubs and restaurants for all budgets as well as bike & snow rental shops, New World supermarket, Unichem pharmacy, EV charger & ATMs.
Nov 5 – 12
$53 per night
Home · Ohakune
Annie's on Arava
This Fully Self contained Bach private bach is ideal for your summer or winter getaway. Independent from the main house with a separate bedroom from the lounge, full cooking facilities and all linen and towels are provided. The heat pump will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter! To relax and unwind there is unlimited wifi and Sky TV including the movie channels. A great space for the independent traveler or a couple who enjoy animals there is a friendly cat and dog on the property.
Oct 21 – 28
$49 per night
Guesthouse · Manawatu-Wanganui
Snowman En-suite Cabin 2022
Enjoy Ohakune's newest in contemporary fashion. Located right in town center, yet each cabin has it's own private space, deck & barbeque, Smart TV and en-suite bathroom. All linen and amenities provided. A short stroll to various cafe's and restaurants, or the Snowman Spa for a day of pampering (remember to book to secure your spots). Experience the flourishing town of Ohakune from the heart.
Oct 13 – 20
$89 per night

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Stay near Ohakune's top sights

Photo of Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park
Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park18 locals recommend
Photo of New World Ohakune
New World Ohakune26 locals recommend
Photo of The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune
The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune28 locals recommend
Photo of The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar
The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar10 locals recommend
Photo of SLR @ Vertigo Adventure Centre
SLR @ Vertigo Adventure Centre13 locals recommend
Photo of The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar
The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar20 locals recommend

Pet friendly vacation cabins

Cabin · Horopito
Lahar Alpine Retreat - Hot Tub & Mountain Views
Aug 13 – 20
$154 per night
Cabin · Ohakune
Gorgeous Log Cabin, Outdoor Bath & Mountain Views
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$185 per night
Cabin · Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui
Ruapehu Log Lodge
Jan 8 – 15
$109 per night
Cabin · National Park
Duffys Place
May 9 – 16
$62 per night
Cabin · Kuratau
Pet-friendly 2brm Lake Cabin with fireplace
Jul 18 – 25
$71 per night
Cabin · Ohakune
Ruapehu Chalet Rentals "The Shack"
Aug 17 – 24
$136 per night

Cabin rentals with patios or balconies

Cabin · Ohakune
Couple’s Mountain Chalet Getaway
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$85 per night
Private room · National Park
King Studio Pods
Aug 3 – 10
$58 per night
Cabin · National Park
Zinky Base
Mar 10 – 17
$51 per night
Cabin · National Park
MacKenzie Cabin, National Park, Ruapehu
May 1 – 8
$48 per night
Cabin · Manunui
Perfect Getaway - Exclusively Yours
Apr 4 – 11
$41 per night

Vacation houses with jacuzzis / hot tubs

Home · Ohakune
Mountain Magic- With a Spa!
May 30 – Jun 6
$236 per night
Home · Ohakune
Modern home w/ mountain views, spa & space galore!
May 25 – Jun 1
$148 per night
Home · Ohakune
Stunning view!
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$160 per night
Home · Ohakune
Cosy Cottage Getaway with Woodfired Hot Tub
Nov 6 – 13
$130 per night
Home · Ohakune
Ohakune Getaway
May 19 – 26
$128 per night
Home · Ohakune
SnoBox - hot tub mountain luxe
May 21 – 28
$128 per night
Home · Ohakune
Big family home in Ohakune with spa mountain view
Mar 7 – 14
$231 per night
Home · Ohakune
5 Bedroom, Yellow Door, Spa Pool, Mountain views
Apr 2 – 9
$193 per night
Home · Ohakune
Ti Kouka House | Fireplace | Spa | Adventure hub
Oct 14 – 21
$159 per night
Home · Ohakune
Heavenly Spa Views - Ohakune Holiday Home
Feb 15 – 22
$235 per night
Home · Rangataua
Piwari Villa - Bike & Hike, Snow & Spa
Jan 22 – 29
$71 per night
Home · Ohakune
The Purple House
Nov 12 – 19
$175 per night

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.

When is 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.

What are the 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.