Activities at Ruapehu Country Lodge

If you don’t want to venture too far or you want a relaxing day, Ruapehu Country Lodge offers many activities to entertain you.

Ruapehu Country Lodge is adjacent to the Waimarino Golf Course – you can step straight out of your suite on to the third tee. The Waimarino Golf Course is one of the hidden gems of Ohakune and the cost for a 18 hole round of golf is only $30 (or $20 for 9 holes). If you need to hire clubs or a trundler the cost is an additional $20 (prices subject to change). Enjoy the scenic grounds of the golf course and relax in the gardens at Ruapehu Country Lodge afterwards.

Petanque in New Zealand is known as 'the friendliest game in town'. Ask your hosts Marie and Bernie for a set of boules. Draw your circle, throw your cochonnet and enjoy a relaxing game of petanque. 

Axe Throwing
We have an axe target and an axe available on request. We have several games available to get into. We do ask people to sign a waiver to use the axe.

Expansive gardens
There are many beautiful areas in the manicured garden to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening as the sun goes down. Visit the chickens, alpacas and sheep. the alpacas and sheep love carrots. Ask Bernie or Marie to cut some up if you would like to interact with them.


Spa is available to use. A wonderful way for the muscles to recover after an active day out, or just soak and de-stress from the toils of city life.

Finnish Sauna

Enjoy this gorgeous new addition to our property. Using a sauna regularly is closely associated with increased wellbeing. Purify your body and mind.

Enjoy the delicious aroma and taste of freshly barbequed food. A barbeque is available for your use.

Guest Lounge
Our dedicated guest lounge is a peaceful relaxing place to sit in the evening and catchup with emails and communications from friends. In winter, watch a live sporting match on the big screen in the lounge.