Other activities
  • Other nearby activities include mountain biking, horse riding, trout fishing, bungy jumping, paintball, golf, nature walks and guided tours to ‘Lord of the Rings’ film locations. Our friendly reception staff can book activities and arrange transport for you.

    Mokai Gravity Canyon (Taihape)

    Not for the faint-hearted! Mokai Gravity Canyon is home to the North Island’s highest bungy, the most extreme swing and a phenomenal flying fox. One hour from Snowy Waters Lodge.

    National Army Museum (Waiouru)

    Discover New Zealand’s military history and learn about the campaigns of Kiwi soldiers. Engage with real life soldiers stories and reflect on how their sacrifices have shaped our nation. 30 minutes from Snowy Waters Lodge.

    Garden Tours (Raetihi)

    The epitome of a small town New Zealand garden tour. Local Raetihi residents allow you into their home to view their delightful gardens. The 2.5 hour tour takes in three separate, privately owned properties with a stop at Angel Louise Café for morning or afternoon tea.

    Trout Fishing (Ruatiti)

    The Manganui-o-te-ao is a well known spot for trout fishing. Enter near the Ruatiti Domain where it is also possible to view the rare New Zealand blue duck (whio). Guided trips also available. Just 30 minutes from Snowy Waters Lodge.

    Golf (Raetihi-Ohakune)

    Stroll the picturesque fairways of the Waimarino Golf Course under Mt Ruapehu’s shadow. Golf clubs for hire and lessons available.

    Blue Duck Station (Whakahoro)

    Hunting, horse trekking, blue ducks (whio), farm and conservation tours, and a cafe. Situated in Whakahoro this is also the start of the 3-day Whanganui River Journey.

    Mellonsfolly Ranch (Ruatiti)

    Old West Town tours in Ruatiti. This replica wild western village feels like a movie set. Great opportunity for wedding photos!