There are many ways to experience Tongariro National Park. From walking tracks to rail carts, visitors can see all corners of this stunning part of New Zealand. And now with the team at Ruapehu Adventure Rides, you can ride through the heart of Tongariro National Park atop a quad bike.
With 200 acres of farmland as your playground, you’ll have the space and freedom to make the most of your off-road quad bike experience.
This is a safe, exciting way to see Tongariro National Park with qualified guides.
All safety gear and wet weather is provided and riders begin their adventure with a full induction session before setting off.
Even if you’ve never ridden a quad bike before, the team will ensure you are both prepared and confident before you begin.
Ruapehu Adventure Rides saw the opportunity to experience as much of the landscape as possible in a short space of time. With a skilled team by your side, quad biking through Tongariro National Park can be as thrilling or as casual as you want it to be.
Ride lengths range from 30 minutes to half a day. One thing is certain, you’ll have loads of fun!
“We booked a two hour ride with Karl and Maria and we had so much fun. They are very friendly and welcoming people. Definitely recommend it for adventure-seeking people!”
See Tongariro’s vast farmland and Raurimu Spiral
When we think of Tongariro National Park, farmland is not the first thing to pop into our minds. But it’s here that you’ll see some of the most untouched, natural landscape this country has to offer.
The 200 acres of undulating terrain acts as the perfect place for quad biking. Ride through farmland, native bush and stream crossings with Tongariro’s magnificent volcanoes as your backdrop.
Located in Raurimu, Ruapehu Adventure Rides is only a five minute drive from The Park Hotel and overlooks the famous Raurimu Spiral. This historic single-track railway makes this area Tongariro National Park very unique.
The Raurimu Spiral is a true feat of civil engineering. The track begins with a horse shoe curve that overcame a 139 metre height difference during the construction of the North Island Main Trunk Railway. The spiral-shaped track was created to lessen the steep gradients in that section of the track and meant trains could manage the steep slopes of the area.
The Institute of Professional Engineers NZ has classed the Raurimu Spiral as a significant heritage site.
Ruapehu adventure rides for all ages
Anyone aged 16 and over can ride a quad bike with Ruapehu Adventure Rides which makes it the perfect activity to do as a group. Groups of friends, families and even corporate groups venture to Raurimu to make their way through Tongariro’s farmland on a quad bike.
Anyone under the age of 16 is welcome to ride in a three-seater buggy, operated by one of the guides. No one has to miss out!
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for corporate events in 2019, bring the team to Tongariro National Park and book with Ruapehu Adventure Rides. If that’s not the perfect way to escape the office, we don’t know what is!
Owners Maria and Karl are passionate about showing visitors the best of Tongariro National Park. Their hospitality and care for riders is a stand-out feature of Ruapehu Adventure Rides. You know you’re in good hands with Maria, Karl and the team.
“Two hours of quad biking today provided lots of fun and excitement for our family of four at this really well run organisation.”
We love our location here at The Park Hotel. We feel lucky to have such wonderful organisations nearby that showcase our region in the best way possible. Ruapehu Adventure Rides is an organisation just like that and we can’t wait to hear more stories from our guests about the amazing time they’ve had on the quad bikes.