Play golf at Rangatira, Hawkestone, Marton or Bulls.
Go bush walking at Bruce bush, Ohingaiti, Whitecliff Boulders, Mangaweka or Taihape.
An easy walk through a small reserve of native bush reserve. Choose 20 mins or 1hr options. Great for kids with available online activity on the department of conservation website. Native trees, birds and a memorial to conservationist Robert Cunningham Bruce.
1.8 kms of track across farmland, down to giant unique and mysterious round boulders of geological interest, formed over millions of years. A reasonable degree of fitness is required for the steep climb back up. (Open October -July)
Rafting & Kyaking
Go rafting or kayaking at Awastone (Mangaweka) or River Valley (Taihape)
Exciting river rafting and kayaking adventures is available locally. It can be organised through us or arranged directly with our associates Awastone and River Valley.
Skiing & Mt Ruapehu activites
Go skiing at Turoa or Whakapapa on Mount Ruapehu or ride the chairlift during summer.
Mount Ruapehu Ski areas are within easy reach for day trips. Ski the slopes, play and sled in the snow or ride New Zealand’s longest gondola and take in the amazing alpine views. (Turoa 1 and a half hours drive / Whakapapa 2 hours drive)
We recommend that you check the Mount Ruapehu website for ski field opening dates, availability, weather conditions and recommended preparations for these activities.
Take a longer hike through the Ruahine Ranges or the Ruapehu District – or try the Tongariro Crossing, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.
Largest mountain ranges of the North Island, who’s highest point is found at nearby Mangaweka. These beautiful bush covered ranges offer many tramping opportunities.
New Zealand’s oldest national park, a "Spiritual and cultural landmark for New Zealanders with World Heritage status recognizing the Maori significance and natural wonder of its volcanic features.” An unforgettable life experience
We recommend that you always check the Government Department of Conservation website for information regarding weather conditions and other planning recommendations for your tramps
Explore Hunterville Township with its cafes, shops, heritage trail, Station Hotel’s restaurant, and museum (10 minutes drive)
Hunterville has a small children's park, war memorial, mini swing bridge, cafes, antique and second hand shops. There are also two old churches and a small settlers museum. (10 minutes drive)
This historical township was established in the late 1880's. With the first post office opening in 1885 and an early mail service operating on horseback. The main trunk railway reached Hunterville in 1887 and the first bridge across the Rangitikei river was built in 1896.
The local community is predominantly a farming community with evidence of this all around town; life size model sheep live on the pavements outside local stores and a bronze statue of a Huntaway dog greets you as you drive into town, a monument and tribute to this locally bred working dog and its contribution to the community.