Mt Ruapehu
Join us for summer sightseeing on the Sky Waka at Whakapapa from 12th Dec.

WELCOME TO MT RUAPEHU


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.

WE'RE A SMOKE FREE MOUNTAIN

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

Sky Waka Sightseeing

Experience the Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa and cruise high above the maunga, 2020m above sea level to the striking Knoll Ridge Chalet. Breathtaking in summer or winter

Winter

Ski or Board Mt Ruapehu this winter at two of New Zealand's best ski areas - Whakapapa or Turoa. The choice is yours!

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