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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.
$49 per night
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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.
$53 per night
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Couple’s Getaway at Town Centre [free cafe’coffee]
Conveniently located in the heart of Ohakune yet still private with its own garden and maintains a homely feel. Within easy walking distance to restaurants, supermarket, pharmacy, bike rental shops, the Carrot Park, i-SITE and Intercity bus stop. Perfect jump off point to explore both Tongariro National Park and Wanganui National Park, or just winding down after skiing/snowboarding at Turoa, doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, or any of the short walks nearby, or biking the Old Coach Road.
$86 per night

Stay near Ohakune's top sights

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Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park29 locals recommend
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The Mountain Rocks Cafe & Bar17 locals recommend
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The Blind Finch, Hamburgeria & Bakehouse - Ohakune41 locals recommend
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New World Ohakune57 locals recommend
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The Cyprus Tree Restaurant & Bar32 locals recommend
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Italian restaurant OSTERIA17 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.

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.

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