Ruapehu Summer 2018

Ruapehu Summer/Autumn program 2018 - come stay! 

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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... February 3-6 (Waitangi weekend) , 9 - 28 (Midis - Feb. 18 - 22 - contact Warren Whyte); March 16 - 19 and 23 - 24;  Easter (30 March - 2 April);  April School Holidays 2018 (please advise if interested)

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?  ...

Club members are warmly invited to spend some time at our lodges at Ruapehu over summer to enjoy the myriad of activities in the area.  Encourage your friends and family to join you for some fun and recreation.

Feel free to do your own thing, join up with others staying in the lodge to do what they're doing, offer to lead an activity ..... the options are endless! 

A Frame lounge January 2018

Work Party at the A-Frame


Trips planned, depending on weather:  Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tama Lakes, Lake Rotopounamu, and Tokaanu Hot Pools.

Glimpse of Tongariro National Park attractions...

 Here are a couple of quick links to things to do, places to see  in Tongariro National Park ...... while you're staying at our lodge!

We've included links for specific activities ..... check it out! 


Yes, the new Snow Factory at Whakapapa is busy making snow daily over the summer season!!  Sledging is available in the Plaza at the top of the Bruce Road in front of the main buildings (Lorenz's, retail shop etc).  There's a charge for this and hire of sledges as it does cost to manufacture snow in summer!! 





Mountain biking (and BMX track)



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



Stand up paddle boarding

  • Lake Otamangakau


Emerald and Blue Lakes  .... view from a Cesna ....



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

Tentative programme .....

The following trips/activities will be led sometime in March - May and according to weather conditions on the day:

  • 2 day (overnighter) into Hauhungatahi Wilderness area and up to Huahungatahi - off track, returning via Round the Mountain Track (difficult) - good level of fitness required (contact Brian Duffy)

    Hauhungatahi Wilderness Zone Whakapapa June 2017

  • Bridge to Nowhere mountain-biking (contact Brian Duffy)

    Bridge to Nowhere - loading our bikes for the final leg out down Wanganui River

  • Rock climbing school - leader required (contact Brian Duffy)

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