ADVENTURE AND RELAXATION ACTIVITIES AT WILDSIDE GETAWAY, MT RUAPEHU

A wide range of activities are available on the property itself and also within a short drive around the Mt Ruapehu district

Activities offered onsite are open to all - not just accommodation guests. Please contact us to find out more.

"The hunting was great and the hosts were so kind and patient with my kids, and gave them an excellent introduction to hunting, in a very safe supervised environment. Highly recommended. We are going back again soon."

Jane O'Dwyer

HUNTING

We offer guided hunting for fallow and red deer, pigs and goats on the property. We can also provide guided hunting in the nearby Tongariro National Park. We have three knowledgeable guides with more than 50 years of hunting experience between them.

Suitable for seasoned hunters and beginners alike.

All gear provided or bring your own. 

Accommodation in upmarket lodge or hunting hut.

Contact us to discuss how we can provide the hunting experience you are after. 

  • Guide Fee $100 - $350
  • Fallow/red meat animal $200 - $400
  • Trophies POA

Visit our Facebook page to see our latest prey.

Hunting Ruapehu
Goat Hunting Ruapehu

CLAY BIRD SHOOTING, TARGET SHOOTING

Facilities and equipment are available on the property for clay bird and target shooting as well as archery. We offer training for novices and all activities are carried out under supervision, making for a safe and enjoyable environment for all. Clay birds are great as a group activity.

  • Clay birds $60+
  • Target shooting for adults $60+
  • Target shooting for kids $20
  • Target archery $50
Clay bird Shooting Ruapehu
Hunting Ttaumarunui

HIKING

The 620 acres of forested hill country provide a tranquil and rejuvenating environment for walking. The land is accessible by numerous tracks and caters for those wanting short gentle strolls around the lodge and also for those seeking something more physically demanding. There are a significant number of walks to suit all fitness levels in the vicinity, from the famous Tongariro Crossing to shorter walks around the base of Mt Ruapehu and beautiful walks along the Whakapapa River at Owhango.

View www.visitruapehu.com to get up-to-date information on local tracks.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

There are a multitude of cycle tracks and trails in the vicinity. These include the 42nd Traverse at nearby Owhango, Fishers Track at National Park, the Timber Trail at Pureora Forest Park, the Ohakune Old Coach Road and the Mountains to the Sea between Mt Ruapehu and Wanganui. A few kilometeres of access tracks on the property (some steep and challenging) can be used for mountain biking. 

View: www.visitruapehu.co.nz for up-to-date track information.

Contact Paul Goulding (022 023 7958) at Epic Cycle Adventures for shuttle and bike hire options for the highly rated Timber Trail in Pureora Forest Park: www.thetimbertrail.nz

Mountain Biking Owhango

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Whakapapa skifield is a 30 minute drive from the lodge. Ohakune is a 45 minute drive. The great logfire and large drying room make the Wildside Getaway Lodge an ideal accommodation base for snowsports.

See: www.mtruapehu.com

Whakapapa accommodation

CANOEING, KAYAKING, RAFTING AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Canoeing the Whanganui River can be undertaken from Taumarunui (25 minutes drive) or Whakahoro (60 minutes drive).

See www.doc.govt.nz for further information.

Enjoy world class rafting on the Tongariro River and leisurely standup paddle boarding on Lake Otamangaku. See www.visitruapehu.com for further information.


Mountain Biking Owhango

FLY FISHING

The area is well-known for fly-fishing with the nearby Whakapapa River providing some excellent spots. We can provide fly-fishing with highly rated fishing guides on request.

For further information on fishing the Whakapapa River, see: www.nzfishing.com or www.visitruapehu.com

Mountain Biking Owhango

INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

If the weather packs up or you just want to unwind indoors we have a games room with pool table, dart board and projector.

Pool Table

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Quad Biking in Raurimu

www.ruapehuadventurerides.co.nz

Further information about the area and activities

www.visitruapehu.com

Quad Biking Raurimu

BOOK YOUR GETAWAY

Enquire today with your preferred dates. We will confirm booking with you or let you know alternate available dates.

Thank you for your enquiry. We will be in touch.

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