Mt Ruapehu Summer Magic

The Guided Crater Lake Hike and Cultural Experience

Experience a spectacular journey to the pristine Crater Lake near the highest point in the North Island. You will be hosted and entertained by local Ngati Hikairo Cultural Guides  along with our own Safety & Mountaineering Guides. Venture through rugged volcanic terrain & learn about the geological & cultural significance of Mt Ruapehu, the Tongariro National Park and New Zealand's first Dual World Heritage Site. 

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Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Experience New Zealand's most popular 1-day hike this summer. The adventure is enjoyed at a leisurely pace, with regular stops for rests and informative talks from your guides. Under their care you will venture through rugged volcanic terrain and learn about the geological and cultural significance of the mountains and the Tongariro World Heritage and Cultural Park. 

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New Zealand's highest cafe

Have lunch and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Knoll Ridge Chalet. A scenic chairlift ride will transport you to the architecturally acclaimed Knoll Ridge Chalet 2020 metres above sea level. The Chalet was constructed in 2011 and replaces the original Knoll Ridge Chalet which was destroyed by a fire in February 2009.

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Volcanic Walks

Join us at Mt Ruapehu on our Volcanic Short Walks. There are a variety of walks suitable for a range of abilities, with great photo opportunities of the Tongariro National Park.  These free walks are a must-do!

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Scenic Chairlift rides

Ride two chairlifts over stunning volcanic terrain and ancient lava flows to an altitude of 2020 meters above sea level. Lifts operate 9.am - 3.30pm daily (weather conditions permitting) except Christmas Day

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How to get here

A 6km scenic drive on a sealed road suitable for campervans.
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Accommodation & Activities

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Contact Us

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Private Bag 71902
Mt Ruapehu 3951
New Zealand
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Turoa info.turoa@mtruapehu.com
Whakapapa info@mtruapehu.com
Phone 0800 RUAPEHU (782 734)