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 (this connects back up to State Highway 1).
InterCity Coachlines provides a daily service departing both Auckland and Wellington via Waiouru.
For timetable information and bookings please contact the Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre by phoning +64 6 387 5279 or 0800 RUAPEHU (bookings only).
There are 2 domestic airports – Palmerston North and Taupo – within 1.5 hours of Waiouru and Air New Zealand offers domestic flights to both.