Work has begun on the exciting redevelopment of Otumuheke Stream area in Spa Thermal Park, Taupo.
Rotorua and Taupo will now be able to take part in proposals for future air ambulance services following a meeting yesterday between Health Minister David Clark, mayors and district health board representatives.
Plans to axe the Taupō-based Greenlea rescue helicopter has angered operators in the region who say it makes no sense and will increase the time it takes to get to emergencies.
This Saturday, Mt Ruapehu will be lit up by a circle of headlamps as 628 runners, including 37 from overseas representing 7 countries, compete in the inaugural Ruapehu Ring of Fire.
Ruapehu civil defence is now in recovery mode following the storm event on Thursday last week that caused significant damage to roads and farm infrastructure in parts of the district.
Around 120 people are needing to spend the night at the Blue Duck Lodge, Whakahoro, on the Retaruke River following last night’s heavy rain.
Visitors to New Zealand’s ski slopes grew on average 5% over the past four years to reach 1.6 million in 2017, according to the Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ).
Travellers affected by the closure of the Desert Rd today are being encouraged to factor a bit more time into their journey so that they can enjoy some of the sites and activities on the alternate route.
The Railway Station could be used as a tourism and community hub where the i-SITE and proposed community museum would be.
The success of the 2017 Ruapehu Australian winter marketing campaign “Stay Taupo – Visit Ruapehu” has encouraged Tourism NZ to lead a $750,000 winter touring campaign.
The Taupō and Hawke’s Bay regions have been showcased to more than 33.5 million Chinese viewers in a Chef Nic episode launched this month.
One of New Zealand’s most iconic alpine resorts is being offered for sale through Colliers International.
The health warning issued for parts of Lake Taupo has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.
Two milestone events in support of Ruapehu business development and Council’s goal of increasing jobs, incomes and opportunities took place at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel last week.
Waikato Regional Council staff have collected samples from algae blooms found during an inspection of south-eastern Lake Taupō swimming sites this weekend.
Tourism operators and others involved in providing services to people riding the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail this summer are being urged to encourage them to complete a short survey on their experience.
The Department of Conservation has banned freedom camping at three Taupō sites citing tourism growth and the rise in non-self-contained vehicles using them.
All Ruapehu shops will be able to decide for themselves if they want to open on Easter Sunday next year if a Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy being consulted on is adopted by Council.
A new look ski season centred around a multi million-dollar upgrade has paid off in success for Mt Ruapehu.
The iwi attempting to impose license fees on tourism businesses using Lake Taupō says it has acted reasonably and in good faith towards operators.
Tourism businesses fear they may be priced off the Lake Taupō if local iwi implement a new licensing regime many operators consider onerous.
This summer, visitors to the Great Lake Taupo region can look forward to a new Maori cultural offering with Chris Jolly Outdoors’ Taurikura Maori Cultural Scenic Cruise.
A new tourism entity to take over Visit Ruapehu and other central North Island regional tourism bodies has been proposed by Ruapehu District Council.
On Friday 29 September, a 39-year-old Taupo resident was reported missing to Police. The man had left his home the day before to go skiing at Whakapapa skifield, Mount Ruapehu.
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) has secured a new license that could see it operate Mt Ruapehu’s Tūroa ski field for another sixty years.
Some of the biggest names in NZ freestyle snow sports will hit Mt Ruapehu on Saturday in memory of one of this country’s freeski legends.
Innovation, enterprise, and conviviality were celebrated last week at the 2017 i-SITE Visitor Information Network Conference in Ruapehu.
Ruapehu’s tourism and visitor sector is anticipating a big jump in interest following the success of the National i-SITE Visitor Information Network Conference.
The lead team behind the development of the ‘Ruapehu Regional Visitor Sector Development Plan and Destination Value Proposition’ are celebrating receiving a Commendation Award for Collaboration with Business, Iwi and the Community.
Ruapehu accommodation providers have had a good year according to the latest guest night statistics from the Commercial Accommodation Monitor.
Visit Ruapehu (VR) chief executive Claire McKnight has resigned and, in an unrelated move, Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill has handed in his notice.
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort has walked away with two major awards including the top award at the ServiceIQ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards 2017.
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Owhango was one of the five successful locations around Ruapehu that received government co-investment funding for a public toilet under the Regional mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.
The second weekend of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) free park and ride snow shuttle service went well with local businesses reporting they were happy with council’s response to the parking and congestion issues that arose the inaugural weekend.
An ‘insider’s tips’ video series inspiring New Zealanders and tourists alike to visit the Great Lake Taupō region for a winter ski holiday has been launched by Destination Great Lake Taupō.
An estimated 7,000 plus people made use of the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) new free park and ride service from Ohakune and National Park Village to Turoa and Whakapapa ski areas over the weekend.
The hashtag from our beloved #LOVETAUPO giant lettering has been stolen!
Preparations for the National i-SITE Visitor Information Network Conference being held at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel in September are in full swing with almost half of the anticipated 120 delegates already confirmed.
Steady snowfall over the last few days at Mt Ruapehu has arrived in perfect time for the school holidays – and more snow is forecast.
The sale of Parklands Motor Lodge offers owner-operators and passive investors alike the rare opportunity to acquire a freehold motel with vacant possession in the highly desirable area of Turangi.
Destination Rotorua and Department of Conservation (DOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to underpin how they will share information and collaborate to support tourism, destination management and conservation within the Rotorua Lakes District.
A record number of skiers, snowboarders and sightseers headed to Mt Ruapehu’s Happy Valley over the long weekend.
Destination Great Lake Taupō has just launched its winter campaign, positioning the region as a top winter ski holiday destination.
Ruapehu District Council have voted in favour of supporting the proposals for funding economic development.
The inaugural Ruapehu Ring of Fire Volcanic Relay, Solo Ultra and Marathon will take place over Easter 2018.
Leading tourism industry experts and key stakeholders have lent their collective brainpower and experience to a special ‘Thought Leaders Workshop’.
Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron, Chief Executive Clive Manley, Councillor Kim Wheeler and Visit Ruapehu Chairperson Peter Till and CE Claire McKnight had the pleasure of supporting the official opening of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Rangatira Express Chairlift and Snow Factory by Prime Minister Bill English.
Ruapehu District Council and the National Army Museum in Waiouru have signed-off on arrangements for operating an official i-SITE visitor information centre within the Museum as part of the $2.5 million redevelopment of its entranceway.
A early ski season is expected at Mt Ruapehu after an early dusting of snow and new snowmakers combined to ensure fields would open a month earlier than usual.
22 May 2018 Hobbiton-themed Magic match dress unveiled