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Mt Ruapehu

Getting Here

How To Get To Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is located in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island Island and is located just over 4 hours from Auckland. Flying into Auckland International Airport is the easiest way to access Mt Ruapehu, with direct flights available from many cities around the world. Mt Ruapehu is also an easy drive from Wellington and other cities in New Zealand’s North Island. We recommend hiring a car in Auckland and then driving to Mt Ruapehu or alternatively there are shuttle bus services available from neighbouring towns including Ohakune and Taupo.

Car Hire

Hiring a car is the most convenient and cost effective way of getting to Mt Ruapehu. We can pre-book your rental car for you so it’s ready to pick up when you arrive. Hiring a car also gives you the flexibility to visit other areas when having a rest day. 

The car rentals we book through Go Rentals offer super simple pick up and drop off with their self service kiosks as well as offering outstanding on-road support and roadside assistance. Depending on your family or group size there are a variety of vehicles to choose, from small cars to large SUVs and 4WDs. We also recommend upgrading to ‘All Inclusive’ which provides you insurance cover, tyre and windscreen cover, snow chains and GPS, giving you complete peace of mind. If you’re under the age of 21 you may not be eligible to hire a car, so a shuttle bus option may be more suitable. If you’d like to arrange car hire, speak to one of our travel consultants for a quote. 

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