Events

Events

Head to Event Central! Ruapehu has trail running, mountain biking, art, historical and environmental events. From multi-sport adventure racing and market days, to what's happening at the National Army Museum, discover all the events that are on in Ruapehu.

Kotahitanga Festival Kotahitanga Festival
Kotahitanga Festival

Kotahitanga Festival

11 Feb 23 Taumarunui Domain, Taumarunui

A festival celebrating music, food and whānau!

Waimarino A&P Show Waimarino A&P Show
Waimarino A&P Show

Waimarino A&P Show

18 Feb 23 Raetihi Show Grounds, 26 Parapara Road Raetihi

Located just off the beaten path, Waimarino A & P Show is worth the adventure to get there. Just bring yourself—we’ll handle the rest.

Tussock Traverse - Ruapehu Trail Festival Tussock Traverse - Ruapehu Trail Festival
Tussock Traverse - Ruapehu Trail Festival

Tussock Traverse - Ruapehu Trail Festival

11 Mar 23 Tongariro National Park

The Tussock Traverse is a 32km run or walk event

Ring of Fire Ruapehu Trail Festival Ring of Fire Ruapehu Trail Festival
Ring of Fire Ruapehu Trail Festival

Ring of Fire Ruapehu Trail Festival

11 Mar - 12 Mar 23 Tongariro National Park

The iconic Ring of Fire is back for 2023 as part of the Ruapehu Trail Festival

Ohakune Carrot Rocket Celebration Ohakune Carrot Rocket Celebration
Ohakune Carrot Rocket Celebration

Ohakune Carrot Rocket Celebration

01 Apr 23 Ohakune Carrot Rocket Adventure Park, 4a Rangataua Road, Ohakune 4625

Come one, come all, to Ohakune’s Carrot Rocket Celebration Day on 1st April 2023

The Big Bike Film Night The Big Bike Film Night
The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

06 Apr 23 Powederhorn Chateau, 194 Mangawhero Terrace, Ohakune

Let the good times roll!

Ohakune Beer Festival Ohakune Beer Festival
Ohakune Beer Festival

Ohakune Beer Festival

08 Apr - 09 Apr 23 3 Rimu Street Ohakune

Beer festival in the heart of the Ruapehu district.

Raetihi Gut Buster Raetihi Gut Buster
Raetihi Gut Buster

Raetihi Gut Buster

22 Apr 23 Waimarino Museum, 101 Seddon Street Raetihi

Choose your challenge, plan your weekend and come and join us this April to run and ride!

T42 T42
T42

T42

06 May 23 Tongariro National Park

Run, walk or do the ‘whole hog’ 48km MTB. Sat 6th May 2023

Ohakune Carrot Carnival Ohakune Carrot Carnival
Ohakune Carrot Carnival

Ohakune Carrot Carnival

03 Jun 23 Ohakune Junction, Ohakune

Back again for 2023 the iconic Carrot Carnival will be held at the Ohakune Junction - a fun family day with stalls, entertainment and competitions!