Ruapehu Summer Program

Ruapehu Summer/Autumn program 2018 


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What... Encouraging ASC members (and their families and friends) to use the club’s Ruapehu Lodges out of the ski season.

Why...  To become a more prosperous, vibrant, fun and financially viable club

When... January 5 - 28; February 9 - 28 (Midis - Feb. 18 - 22 - contact Warren Whyte); March 16 - 19 and 23 - 24;  April School Holidays 2018 (specific  dates to be advised when hut officers confirmed)

How much..

  • Adult member $30/night
  • Junior member $18/night
  • Adult guest $36/night
  • Junior guest $24/night 

(includes bunk, breakfast and dinner; .... and current bunk season pass can be used)

How to book?  ...


Glimpse of Tongariro National Park attractions...


NB:  Department of Conservation and Project Tongariro Summer Programme - Mahi Aroha  (now open for bookings - DON'T DELAY AS LIMITED PLACES) - something for everyone!

To book any of the following activities, follow this link ......

      • Kite-flying day
      • Discover Lake Rotopounamu
      • Landscape Photography
      • Okupata Caves Adventure
      • Sigley Falls
      • Wairakei Wildlife Sanctuary
      • Waiouru Military Base (Moawhango Ecological District)
      • Poronui Mountain Bike Trip
      • Sulphur and Secrets (Rotokawa geothermal area)
      • Te Maari Eruption (tramping)
      • Tussock Traverse
      • Te Reanga Harakeke (the origins of flax)
      • Kaikawaka Villa
      • Predator free 2050 - learn how to trap predators


Here are a couple of quick links to some things to do, places to see  in Tongariro National Park ...... 


The following links provide ideas for specific activities:



Conservation - natural/cultural/historical

  • Department of Conservation and Project Tongariro Summer Programme - Mahi Aroha  (now open for bookings) 

Mountain biking



- check website for Public Kids Fishing Days and/or group bookings for over 15 people 

and many, many more walking, mountain-biking, climbing and socialising opportunities!!!

Tentative programme .....

The following trips/activities will be led sometime in the period indicated and according to weather conditions on the day:

January 6 - 11 

  • Taranaki Falls;
  • Upper Tama Lake;
  • Skyline Ridge Walk;
  • sightseeing in vicinity of Turangi (eg  Lake Rotopounamu,Tokanuu Thermal Area and Hot Pools, Tongariro National Trout Centre).

 January 27

  • 14th Tussock Traverse (contact Gerald Baptist on 021 026 01412 if you plan to do the 26km event)


For further information on this program please contact Carolyn Blackford on phone 09 580 1353, mobile 022 651 6066 or email