18 January 2018 | Written by Jessie Riley

Top 10 Mt Ruapehu Holiday Homes 2017

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With many hiking and cycling tracks to explore nearby in summer, and Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields in winter, Mt Ruapehu is a fantastic all year round destination. We’ve pulled together our top 10 spots to stay for your next 2018 adventure to the centre of the North Island. 

1. Awatea Chalet

Awatea Chalet, Ohakune Holiday Home

8+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $260 per night

This modern ski chalet, situated in the heart of Ohakune, is located one block from the main commercial area of Ohakune.

There’s plenty of space at Awatea for 2 families or groups! Experience the convenience of walking to the supermarket, video shop, wine store and restaurants.

On the main level is the open plan living, kitchen dining area with the lovely jetmaster fireplace with Bose stereo with plugins for your ipod. Cosy up in the lounge with views of the mountain, accompanied by a large screen TV, with DVD. Or for those sunny days, open up the lounge doors to a lovely deck and amble down to the stream.

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2. Alta House

Alta House, Ohakune Holiday Home

10 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $89 per night

This holiday house features open plan living with the kitchen, living and dining area opening onto the deck.

With additional features such as double glazing, a heat pump, a DVD Player and stereo, as well as a drying room this house is perfect for winter escapes. You’re just a short walk away from the Restaurants, Bars and Clubs.

If you’re looking for a summer retreat, this is a fantastic base with fishing, mountain biking, walking and horse riding near by!

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3. Silver Star Spa Escape

Silver Star Spa Escape, Ohakune Holiday Home

9 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | Pet Friendly (outdoor only) | From $135 per night

This bright and welcoming holiday home is a perfect base for your next mountain escape. It includes everything you need for a year round Ruapehu getaway, including a spa pool!

This Ohakune holiday home includes comfortably appointed open plan living. Stay snug indoors with a fireplace for toasty winter holidays, or set yourself up on the patio with peaceful surrounds for a relaxed summer break.

Enjoy this central location within easy proximity to Ohakune’s restaurants, cafe’s, and bars. Or head to the mountain for days on the slopes. Silver Star Spa Escape is a great base to return to after days exploring!

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4. Park Avenue Ski Chalet

Park Avenue Ski Chalet, Ohakune Holiday Home

6+2 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | Wifi | Pet Friendly | From $160 per night

Situated in a tranquil part of Ohakune, what better way to relax after a hard day on the slopes than to unwind in a brand new hot tub on the spacious deck overlooking the mountain.

The chalet is an easy 5 minute walk to the Junction where you can enjoy fantastic dinners at the many restaurants. Or dance the night away at the apres-ski pubs and clubs.

There is plenty of room to relax in the living area or for some pure relaxation, enjoy a sunny afternoon read in the corner window seat.

This home features an all-wood interior and a wood-burner fireplace, offering the perfect alpine ambiance. Park Avenue Chalet makes for the perfect winter getaway!

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5. Snowy Peaks

Snowy Peaks, Ohakune Holiday Home

8+2 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $220 per night

Snowy Peaks is a modern holiday home with well appointed living, a spa pool and mountain views! This comfortable and stylish Ruapehu base is an excellent option for your next break away, with a central location plus everything you need for a relaxed stay.

The gas fireplace is perfect for toasty winter stays, or set yourself up on the deck when the weather is warmer. This is an ideal year round base for snowboarding and skiing, hiking, and mountain biking!

When you are not admiring the views from the comfort of the lounge, or relaxing in the spa pool, head out to explore the Ruapehu region. You will be an easy drive or a short walk to Ohakune’s cafes, restaurants and bars!

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6. Snowed Inn

Snowed Inn, Ohakune Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $130 per night

This Ohakune holiday home is set on a fully fenced quarter acre section, with cosy open plan living. The fireplace will keep you toasty during winter stays, and there is ample room for enjoying the outdoors during summer stays.

Relax and soothe those tired muscles after a long day of outdoor fun in the brand new spa pool. Unwind under the stars and take in the view of the mountain from the deck.

This Ohakune holiday home offers a great family set up. The second bedroom has been set up as a second lounge room for the kids. With toys, DVDs, bean bags and an econo heater it is the perfect kid’s hangout. A swing set and plenty of games completes this Ohakune family getaway.

Snowed Inn is an ideal base for cyclling, tramping and fishing during the summer, and your skiing or boarding holiday during the winter.

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7. Carex Gem

Carex Gem, Ohakune Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Wifi | From $180 per night

This Ohakune holiday home includes bright open plan living with ample room for your group to relax. Stay cosy indoors with the heat pump, electric fire and spa pool for winter stays. Or put your feet up on the deck for summer stays and take in the peaceful outlook to the Turoa Village Reserve.

Enjoy all the mod cons, including SKY On Demand, mysky, sky movies, and sky sports. A Nespresso machine is available for your daily fix, plus there is ample room for your ski gear with ski and tramping boot storage in each bedroom. There is also an outdoor lockup storage cupboard for activity equipment.

When you are not unwinding with your group, head out to explore the beautiful area! You are within easy walking distance to the centre of Ohakune village, and an easy drive to Tongariro National Park.

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8. Chillax

Chillax, Ohakune Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $230 per night

Chillax and enjoy the ultimate in comfort after a day on the slopes with a soak in the spa pool. The views over rural land towards the mountain are fantastic…facing north west to capture all day sun.

With double glazing and a heat pump to ensure the ideal temperature all year round, and electric blankets to keep you cosy during cooler stays, you truly will enjoy the ultimate comfort! The gas fireplace will ensure toasty evenings as you relax in front of the 42″ TV, watching sky, and listening on the surround sound system. There is also a coffee machine to create your morning latte or flat white. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is also a dedicated lock-up shed available, with plenty of storage space for outdoor gear or up to 6 bikes.

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9. The Ski House on Miharo

The Ski House on Miharo, Rangataua Holiday Home

7+2 People | 3+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | Pet Friendly (outdoor only) | From $145 per night

This cosy and relaxed holiday base is an excellent option for your next Ruapehu getaway, just a 5 minute drive from Ohakune!

This Rangataua holiday home includes open plan living with a fireplace for toasty winter stays. Or for summer stays, set yourself up on the deck and soak up the sun.

This is a great family set up for a Ruapehu adventure… stay in and unwind, or head out for adventure! Tongariro National Park and the Ohakune town centre are both a short drive away.

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10. Mangawhero

Mangawhero, Modern Yurt Style Chalet, Ohakune

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $185 per night

This modern and comfortable yurt style chalet is an excellent option for your next Ruapehu retreat. The holiday home is situated at the Junction within the exclusive Turoa Yurt Village development!

This Ohakune chalet includes spacious and warm open plan living. Stay toasty indoors and unwind when the weather is cooler, or set yourself up on the deck for summer stays with peaceful surrounds and a peek of the mountain! Everything you need for a relaxed stay is on hand, including comfortable furnishings, ample heating, and a drying room after days on the slopes.

When you are not enjoying the comfort of this modern holiday home, set out on an adventure with plenty to keep you busy in the Ruapehu region year round.

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