Mt Ruapehu
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Mt Ruapehu is located in the Central Plateau of NZ’s North Island in the UNESCO dual-World-Heritage Tongariro National Park, listed for its cultural and geological significance. Along with having the Whanganui National Park nearby, this area is one of New Zealand’s premium outdoor destinations.

The maunga (mountain), particularly its peaks, have strong spiritual links for local iwi. You may hear local people refer to the maunga as Koro (grandad) Ruapehu.

We're an easy drive from the nation’s main centres of Auckland & Wellington and hotspots such as Taupō, Rotorua & Tauranga. We operate two ski areas on the mountain, Whakapapa and Tūroa, with Whakapapa open in summer for sightseeing on the country's longest gondola, Sky Waka.


If you're coming up the maunga and need a smoke, please do it before you step onto the base area of Whakapapa or Tūroa


2020 Season Extension

We are happy to announce an extension to the 2020 season!

At Whakapapa, we are hopeful that we can operate sightseeing and the upper mountain until 1st November.

At Tūroa, we will be ending our winter operations on 18th October BUT will re open for Noonvember on Friday 23rd October.

We will operate the Movenpick (for access) and the High Noon every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 10am - 3:30pm until 16th November 2020.

2020 & 2021 Season Passes and 2020 day passes will be valid for use with the season extension. (No Buddy Passes)

Day passes and Sky Waka sightseeing passes will be available for purchase from Friday 23rd October for an incredible $39!

Extension subject to snow conditions and weather.

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