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Mt Ruapehu Summer Magic

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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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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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. 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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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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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
Turoa +64 6 385 8456
Whakapapa +64 7 892 4000