Summer Report

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    Passing cloud
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    NW - Light
Last Updated: Tue 09 February 08:25 AM

Note: Conditions are current at time of reporting and can change quickly

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The Scenic Chairlift Rides are OPEN today from 9am. Come and enjoy a chairlift ride over the stunning volcanic landscape to 2020m to New Zealand's highest café where you can take in spectacular views out over the Tongariro National Park! Our Guided Crater Lake Hike & Cultural Experience is now operating - bookings are essential. Experience a day consisting of a spectacular journey to Ruapehu's pristine Crater Lake under the care of our experienced guides. Adults $99 Youth $75 - call to make a booking or go to

Facilities Operating
Lifts OPEN 9am to 3.30pm weather permitting
Lifts close at 3:30pm (weather depending)

Summer Facilities

  • Chairlifts Open 9am
  • Lorenz’s Cafe and Bar Open 8.30am
  • Vertical Whakapapa Open 8.30am
  • Knoll Ridge Chalet Open 9am

Summer Experiences

  • Guided Crater Lake Hike and Cultural Experience Not Today
Today's Weather

Base Area

  • WindNW - Calm
  • Visibility200m - Unlimited
  • Temperature12.0 °C

Upper Mountain

  • WindNW - Light
  • Visibility500m - Unlimited
  • Temperature9.0 °C
Five-day Forecast
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Weather Information

Presently we have generally clearer weather on the upper mountain with some passing cloud on the lower mountain which is bringing variable visibility at times.

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