PotW – Ohakune Carrot Adventure Park

Ohakune, Ruapehu District

I remember when all that was here was literally a giant carrot. And you had to cross a bridge to get to it – my first family photo here Dad only just made it in with the camera on timer!
Now, it’s a massive playspace, with multiple areas to explore, and more in development. There are swings, spinners, climbing ropes, and a pretend car. There is a slightly inappropriate anthropomorphic parsnip (when you see it you’ll know what I mean).
In the winter, this park gets pretty good sunshine. In the summer, there are a couple of BBQ areas available for use, so you could potentially spend the bulk of your day here quite happily.
Plenty of parking, good walkway access to town, and public toilets in the carpark all add up to a pretty sweet spot to stop and play. On a clear day, the views up to Ruapehu are a sweet added bonus
I suspect we’ll be here far more often than I could ever want to, since we travel through Ohakune routinely in winter.


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