Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Ohakune

Enjoy the museums and other features of Ohakune. This city's mountain views, skiing and parks draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Ohakune

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Ohakune a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Turoa Ski Area (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Iwikau Village (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Whakapapa Ski Area (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre (16.8 mi / 27 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Ohakune

Travelers enjoy Ohakune for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in March, August, April or September, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 43°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Ohakune

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ohakune is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ohakune Old Coach Road (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Raetihi Show Ground (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Mount Ruapehu (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Taranaki Falls (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Lower Tama Lake (18.6 mi / 30 km)

Traveling to and around Ohakune

The nearest airport is in Whanganui (WAG), located 42.5 mi (68.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Ohakune?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 261 holiday lettings near Ohakune. From 195 Houses to 7 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ohakune is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ohakune?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ohakune. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ohakune Old Coach Road: 286 holiday homes
  • Taupo District: 674 holiday homes
  • Oceania: 65,349 holiday homes
  • National Park & Surrounds: 370 holiday homes
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing: 220 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ohakune! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ohakune?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ohakune with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Rangipo: 163 holiday lettings
  • Erua: 285 holiday lettings
  • Horopito: 274 holiday lettings
  • Raurimu: 61 holiday lettings
  • Rangataua: 229 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Ohakune?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Ohakune. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ohakune Old Coach Road: 286 holiday rentals
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing: 220 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ruapehu: 286 holiday rentals
  • Turoa Ski Area: 288 holiday rentals
  • Ratana Church: 274 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ohakune listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.