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.
Mt Ruapehu is an active volcano, here is a link to the latest information and regional status from GeoNet
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