Mt Ruapehu Summer Magic
The Guided Crater Lake Hike & 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.
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.
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!
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