Whakapapa Visitor Centre and Whakapapa Village (Mount Ruapehu)

Whakapaka Village, State Highway 48
Whakapapa Village, Waikato
This is a Department of Conservation Visitor Centre featuring excellent models and displays.

The Centre is in the Whakapapa village in the Tongariro National Park on the lower slopes of Mount Ruapehu.

SH48 continues up the Mountain to the Iwikau Village also known as the Top of the Bruce. Here where the skiers chair lifts begin is a collection of ski-club chalets occupied during the ski season. (From late June to mid-November).

Whakapapa village itself offers a few places to stay including the Grand Château.

Whakapapa Village features on "A tour of the Central Plateau" in the DayOut IPhone app.

Follow down the page to find the accommodation options.
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  • Whakapapa Location
    Whakapapa Location
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    Street map
  • Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro National Park
  • Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro National Park
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