Things to see and do around the area
Spiral Gardens Country Park retreat is located beside the world famous Raurimu Railway Spiral.
Raurimu is a gateway to Tongariro National Park with Mt Ngarauhoe, the Whangaui River and Lake Taupo in the summer, and Mt Ruapehu ski fields in the winter season.
There are many activities in the Ruapehu District ranging from full day hiking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or Mt Ruapehu, to shorter half day or half hour walks, mountain biking on numerous trails, choice of two 18-hole international quality golf courses, mini golf, climbing walls and good cafes and restaurants.
www.visitruapehu.com provides more information on many of the activities and providers of hire gear, buses for drop off and pick up activities.