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How to get here

Just an hour south of Taupo in the Central North Island and next door to Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  Follow SH48 an easy, sealed 6km past Whakapapa Village.  Daily operations are weather dependent, so check out the daily report on the website for info.

Opening Hours (every day except Christmas Day)

  • Chairlift rides 9:00am – 4:00pm (last ride up 3:30pm)
  • Vertical Retail & Lorenz’s Café 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Knoll Ridge Café 9:00am – 3:45pm

Whakapapa Unlimited experiences are subject to weather.  Check our weather report for updated conditions

0508 RUAPEHU (792 734)

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About the Ruapehu Region

The Ruapehu region is defined by the three volcanoes that stand sentinel over a landscape of tussocked desert, rivers, lakes and thermal springs. - read more

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