Outdoor adventure for everyone

There are a number of outdoor activities that you can enjoy when you stay in Owhango. If you are interested in hiking and walking there are some local tracks and a pretty heavy duty mountain bike track called the 42nd Traverse very close to Forest Lodge.

The Whakapapa River is close by for Trout Fishing and a 35 minute drive away will see you in the carpark at Whakapapa ready to explore a range of Snow Activities.

Trout Fishing

Whakapapa river is only a 20 minute walk away and is the largest tributary of the Whanganui River and one of “New Zealand’s finest trout fisheries”.

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Hiking Tracks

Whether it be 5 minutes or 5 days, there is something suitable for everyone. Most of these walks are within 30 minutes of Forest Lodge or a short drive away.

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Snow Activities

Mt Ruapehu is about a half an hours drive away and is the home to New Zealand’s two largest Ski areas, Whakapapa & Turoa with 1800 hectares of serious room to move.


You can paddle down the Wanganui River in a canoe or kayak. There are several operators nearby who offer self hire canoes or guided trips and can provide transport.


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