Ohakune is a small town at the southern end of Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is 25 kilometres (16 miles) west of Waiouru, 70 kilometres (43 miles) northeast of Whanganui, 215 kilometres (134 miles) north of Wellington and 292 kilometres (181 miles) south of Auckland. It is part of Ruapehu District and the Manawatū-Whanganui region.
A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
February is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 60° degrees. July is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 40° degrees.
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