Activities Around Owhango

Other Activities

There are a number of outdoor activities that you can enjoy when you stay in Owhango.

Hunting Central King Country

Hunting with Quad BikesBased at the Owhango Hotel in the central King Country, what better place to be to go hunting.

We have around us two national parks and many forests with permitted areas for hunting. We can offer you guided hunting trips through one of our many local operators or if you have the knowledge and a hunting permit we can guide you on where to go and what areas are the best. Read more...

Trout Fishing Whakapapa River

Trout Fishing Whakapapa RiverRuapehu and the surrounding areas boast world class wilderness fishing.

Offering angling of all types, from Trophy lake fishing (Otamangakau 20 min east of National Park Village) to the ever challenging wilderness back country head waters where you can choose between sight fishing for large trout in streams almost small enough to jump over, to targeting the evening rise on large boulder strewn rivers. Read more...

Quad Bike Adventures

Taupo Quad Bike AdventuresTake adventure to new heights with an adrenaline-pumping guided tour on the 42 Traverse and old logging tracks in the Tongariro Forest Park.

We provide gloves, helmets, and wet weather gear. All you need are sturdy shoes and long pants - no experience neccessary!

Full instruction and safety briefing before each ride.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Mt Ruapehu is home to New Zealand's two largest Ski Areas with 1,800 hectares of serious room to move.

SkiierWith just one Mt Ruapehu lift pass, you can access to two huge mountain slopes for your skiing or snowboarding adventure. Both Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas will provide you with more terrain, more choices and more pure freedom to ski, snowboard or play in the snow.

Owhango Hotel and Forest Lodge are situated no more then 30 minutes from Mt Ruapehu and are in close proximity to both ski fields. Read more..

Kayak Adventures

Adventure KayaksBased out of the Owhango Hotel is the locally owned business called Adventure Kayak Tours who run adventure tours down the Whakapapa River in an inflatable kayak.

The boat is a cross between a kayak and a raft. It offers the maneuverability of a kayak and the stability of a raft making them virtually impossible to tip over.


Tramping & Hiking

Tramping & HikingThe Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks offer superb access to some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet. Tongariro is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area.

This status recognises the park's important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features. This complex landscape is covered in the largest tract of lowland forest in the North Island.

Whether it be 5 minutes or 5 days, there is something suitable for everyone. Owhango Hotel and Forest Lodge are ideally situated as a gateway and staging point for those venturing into the Tongariro & Whanganui National Parks. Read more...