"Welcome" to Whakapapa. It's set in Manawatu - Wanganui, a good choice for those longing for a special place to soothe your harried body, mind and spirit. This region is well known for its awe-inspiring beaches and coastal plains.

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Whakapapa Vacation Packages

It is 150 miles from Wellington, the national capital.

Taste the salty air on your lips at South Beach, 60 miles to the southwest of Whakapapa, or Castlecliff Beach, 60 miles to the southwest.

The general area surrounding Whakapapa features fabulous natural spaces. 4 miles away from Whakapapa you will find Mangatepopo Trail Head, while Tongariro Alpine Crossing is situated a mere 11 miles away.

Enjoy the sensation of fresh snow beneath your skis when you go to Whakapapa Ski Area or Turoa Ski Area, approximately 3 miles and 8 miles from the center, Whakapapa.

For something different, try to get to Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre or Te Porere Redoubt.

The greater region also boasts a number of things to do and places to go. Tongariro and Ohakune are two popular destinations that you can go to.

There are loads of ways to enjoy the wide open spaces in the area. Mountain biking and mountain climbing are a couple of the activities you can select from.

The region provides travelers with a range of relaxing pursuits, including cycling and bird watching.

If you are a watersports buff, you will have a splendid vacation in the region. Wind surfing and stand-up paddle boarding are a couple of sports you should try.

Don't miss the opportunity to take your tastebuds on a tour of this region's culinary traditions.

Begin a gastronomic adventure. Seafood and pork are locally sourced ingredients that are highlighted in a lot of meals.

Whitebait and hāngi (traditional Maori meat and vegetables) are both specialty meals that will be sure to provide visitors' palates with the special taste of the region.

Those who always seem to find some space for dessert might like to try hokey pokey (honeycomb-vanilla ice cream), a satisfying way to wrap up your taste experience.

It doesn't matter whether you are a casual traveler or a wine connoisseur, you will most likely be glad to know that this region boasts an array of local wines, such as syrah and chardonnay.

You could argue that there are few things more inspiring than spending a few days or weeks in a magnificent region like Manawatu - Wanganui. Instead of despairing that your break is drawing to a close, why not start making plans for another?

Don't stress about missing your flight. Just make sure you remember that the closest airport is 45 miles to the northeast of Whakapapa.

Accommodation in Whakapapa

Booking a comfortable place to rest your head is a vital ingredient of any trip. Short and long stay options in and around Whakapapa can be sparse, so if you'd like to stay longer, visit Expedia's up-to-date Whakapapa hotels guide straight away for the latest information and deals.

Whakapapa lodging options include the Chateau Tongariro Hotel and Skotel Alpine Resort.

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