Scenic Chairlift Rides

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A scenic chairlift ride is a fantastic activity for whole family whilst visiting the Tongariro National Park.  Include our chairlift ride in your itinerary, whether you are on a day trip from Taupo or Wanganui or are staying in the Ruapehu region, it’s a must do!

Ride two chairlifts over Mt Ruapehu’s striking volcanic terrain to an altitude of 2020 meters above sea level. Once there you can take in the breathtaking views of the Tongariro National Park; Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe.


Lifts operate from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. Last ride up is at 3:30 pm. Open 7 days per week except Christmas Day.

If weather conditions deteriorate during the day we may close lifts earlier than planned.  If this happens and you miss your lift ride down you will need to make your way back to the base area on foot.

  Adult Youth Family*
Scenic Chairlift Ride  $30  $17  $77

Passes are valid for one return trip. Youth is 5-18 years inclusive.

* Family includes 2 adults and 3 dependent children.

*All pricing is in NZD and includes GST of 15%. Prices are accurate at the time of page update for the 2013/14 Summer Season. Products and/or prices may be subject to change without notice.

**Use of a card will incur a 2% processing fee.

Call us on 0508 RUAPEHU (782 734)


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Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Private Bag 71902
Mt Ruapehu 3951
New Zealand
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Turoa +64 6 385 8456
Whakapapa +64 7 892 4000