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Ohakune town centreOhakune (Pop: 1100) is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the south western slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu.

Located 125kms southwest of Taupo and 100kms northeast from Whanganui, Ohakune is the gateway to the Ruapehu skifields and the southern end of Tongariro National Park.

Formally a railway and timber town, Ohakune is the centre is for a wide range of activities ranging from 4WD, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, trout fishing, historical finds to name a few of the many activities that are available from Ohakune.

Being a ski base for Turoa Skifield, Ohakune is the hosts of 'The Ohakune Mountain' Mardi Gras is also a major event held each year. It is one of the premier ski parties of the season and is a celebration of winter and the ski season. Ohakune comes alive with this street party as musicians, stalls and rides are set up for the flood of people.

It has been running for several years and has had numbers steadily increase, with 2012's event featuring major New Zealand musicians such as band Midnight Youth and DJ General Lee.

Ohakune is an essential part of Fallout Festival an annual event that focuses on bringing creative elements into the community to celebrate the snow season.

Ohakune is served by daily inter-regional and long distance bus and coach services to and from Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wanganui, Palmerston North or Wellington and passenger train services to and from Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tongariro National Park and Wellington.

There is no schedule passenger air services to or from Ohakune. The nearest regional airports to Ohakune are Taupo or Whanganui.

Nearest international airports to Ohakune are located in Auckland and Wellington.