Ohakune

A great base for exploring Whanganui National Park, Ohakune is also New Zealand's "carrot capital." You can't miss the giant carrot sculpture!

Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, it is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the eastern edge of the town there is a large replica of a carrot, known locally as "The Big Carrot". This is reputedly the world's largest model carrot.
Continue reading...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Carrot city
  • Ohakune
  • The Big Carrot - Ohakune - New Zealand
   

Plan your perfect trip to New Zealand!

Easily create an itinerary based on your preferences: Where to visit? For how long? What to do there?

Plan your trip

Top destinations in the Manawatu-Wanganui region

Recommended attractions

Suggested romantic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

More Itineraries

Suggested generic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

Suggested romantic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

Suggested generic itineraries for Italy from our travel experts

More Itineraries

Recently saved trips:

What people say

More testimonials
The website is owned and operated by RoutePerfect Ltd. Hotel reviews Powered by