Getting to the National Army Museum By Road
If you’re looking for Ruapehu activities, accommodation or places to visit in New Zealand, the National Army Museum in Waiouru is an excellent day out.
Our central location makes us easy to get to, situated on the main road between Auckland and Wellington, the Museum’s impressive fortress-like building sits at the foot of Mt Ruapehu, the Desert Road and the southern end of Tongariro National Park. Whether travelling north or south, a more scenic and highly recommended alternative route north can also be taken through Ohakune and the National Park around Mt Ruapehu, and this connects back up to State Highway 1.
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Getting to the National Army Museum By Bus
Intercity Coachlines provides a daily service departing both Auckland and Wellington via Waiouru.
For timetable information please contact Intercity Coachlines or the Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre by phoning 06 3858427 or 0800 RUAPEHU (Bookings Only).
Getting to the National Army Museum By Air
There are 2 domestic airports, Palmerston North and Taupo within 1.5 hours of Waiouru and Air New Zealand offers domestic flights to both.