Mount Ruapehu

Distance: 340km from Hitch Auckland City
Estimated travel time: 4.5 hours
Terrain: Mountainous
Recommended Vehicle: Hitch SUV


Mount Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano located 4.5 hours south of Auckland, near Lake Taupo, within the Tongariro National Park. A popular destination for skiing and snowboarding, it is the location of North Island’s main ski resorts, and the highest point in the North Island of New Zealand.