High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waiouru is a small town in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. IT is on the North Island Volcanic Plateau, 25 kilometres south-east of Mount Ruapehu, and in the Ruapehu District.THe main attraction of Waiouru is the Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, opened in 1978, which features static displays of New Zealand's military heritage. THe rest of the township consists of a small cluster of two garages, two petrol stations, a panel beater, two motels, two taverns, a butcher and seven cafe/restaurants spread along the highway. NEarby are the yards of a roading contractor and a maintenance contractor. A Small supermarket is in the Army housing area two kilometres away.