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  • How to get here....

    28 June at 09:39 from atlas

    How to get to Ruatiti Wilderness:

    We are situated in the Ruatiti Valley approximately 38 kms off the main Rd (SH4) between National Park and Raetihi.

    Make sure you fuel up at either Raetihi, Ohakune or National Park before you come.

    From State Highway 4 between National Park and Raetihi, you will see a sign post saying "Ruatiti 22 km" (Ohura Rd).

    There is no cell phone coverage beyond this point so give us a call from here -

    06 3854442 (house landline) and let us know you are on the way so we can expect you in approximately 45 - 50 mins. (leave us a message if we don't answer)

    Take care on this road. It is a country road and continues to get windier as it goes into the valley. Please drive with your lights on at all times and be prepared to pull over or stop in narrow sections if you meet another vehicle. Watch for stock on the road.

    Continue down Ohura Rd for approximately 15kms until you reach a bridge with a road that veers off to Pukekaha Rd. (sign says Orautaha School) Veer left over this bridge and continue on until you reach another bridge which crosses over the Manganui O Te Ao River.  Continue over the bridge and turn left at this point into Ruatiti Rd. Gravel Road starts here.

    You will pass by the Ruatiti Domain, Ruatiti Highland Cattle, Whispering Hills Corral and the turnoff to Mangapurua Cycle Track. (Bridge to Nowhere)

    Please keep your speed down on the journey in and take in the scenery.

    At this point you are into Crotons Rd, come on down another 7 odd kms, you will pass Mellonsfolly Cowboy Ranch. We are a couple of kms further down and you can go no further because we ARE the end of the road!! 

    You are now in the Ruatiti Wilderness.

    Look forward to seeing you.