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Fun & Activities

Vertigo Climbing Wall @ SLR
Located in the centre of town the Vertigo Climbing Wall is the only indoor climbing wall in Ohakune.The Real Roc climbing wall is 12 metres long and over 10 metres high with overhangs, cracks and laybacks which can be climbed via auto-belay, top rope or lead.

On the other side of the climbing centre we have an exciting new concept in indoor climbing - Clip ’N Climb. Anyone from ages 3 to 83 and beyond, with adventure in their veins, can take on the exhilarating one hour climbing challenge.

Open 7 days a week during the winter snow season.

Open from around 3pm till late, with 10am openings on bad weather days during the winter snow season.
Contact to make group bookings or confirm times on (06) 385-9018


4x4 Fun Tours
Take a 4x4 bike tour over some of the Waimarino's highest points (other than Mt Ruapehu). Experience the challenge of riding through exciting shoot, mud, water and bush. The spectacular, panoramic views are breath-taking, ideal photo opportunities. Skeet shooting also available.

The Ultimate Game
Realistic war games in native bush, using the latest gear from the USA.

Ruapehu Outback Adventures
Horse trek through the splendor of Ruapehu's surrounding forests, parks and reserves. Catering for beginners and kindergarten kids right through to longer backcountry trail rides, including into Tongariro National Park.


The Ohakune Mountain Ride (not available during ski season)
Descend down New Zealand’s highest active volcano. You get driven you up to 1620 metres from where you can descend at your own pace on a specially selected mountain bike. Ride 17 km through a unique landscape of old lava flows, volcanic rock and observe the vegetation change from tiny alpine plants growing in volcanic rock to alpine shrubs and tussock, then stunted mountain beech forest changing to tall mountain beech and ancient podocarp at the lower altitude.
There are several alternative trips available through the winter. Race the Ruatiti downhill, drive out to Horopito car yard and ride back via the railway service road, or ride through the Rangataua Forest Park.

Horseback Riding & Adventures
Offering a variety of rides, including overnight adventures, 'Lazy H' can accommodate for all  riders.  Horses for beginners and for the more experienced riders.
All horses are well trained and experienced.  Riding is in western saddles.
Bookings essential.
Contact Sarah & Gordy Hulena on 06-388-1144

Need Transport to Ruapehu from Auckland? Log on www.ntc.co.nz  Weekend departures throughout the ski season. (weekdays on demand).Depart Auckland Fridays 3pm, Arrive National Park approx 8pm and Ohakune approx 8:30pm.Depart Ohakune Sundays 3pm. Depart National Parl 3:30pm Arrive Auckland approx 8:30pm