Its such a magical time of year for young and old so come and embrace the festivities at the annual parades and markets kicking off with the Taumarunui Christmas Parade & Market Day (hosted by Enterprising Taumarunui) on Saturday the 7th of December at Hakiaha Street Taumarunui with the parade starting from 12pm

Then back it up on Saturday the 14th of December with The Raetihi Christmas Carnival and Parade which will be bigger and and better than ever!
This annual event is full of stalls, entertainment, games, raffles, fancy dress and more, which culminates in the Mighty Parade.Come celebrate Christmas on the main street of Raetihi on 14th December 2019 from 10am – 7pm.

Both destinations are an easy drive away from Skotel Alpine Resort; Taumarunui is 45 minutes away and Raetihi a 35 minute drive.

Skotel Alpine Resort offers a range of accommodation options including hotel accommodation, backpacker’s accommodation and small cabins located in the heart of the North Island within the beautiful Tongariro National Park. Offering Free WiFi to guests and an onsite restaurant and bar you will be right at home with our friendly and helpful staff.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.