Getting Here
Getting to the Mt Ruapehu is easy with regular buses & trains out of the main centres or drive yourself - it's easy!

North Island's biggest mountain

Located in the Central Plateau of NZ’s North Island, Mt Ruapehu is an easy drive from the nation’s main centres of Auckland & Wellington and tourist hotspots such as Taupō, Rotorua & Tauranga. You’ll find shuttle timetables and pricing, plus drive times and details on closest airports on the links below.


Open year round, Whakapapa is renowned for expansive terrain & amazing views of the Tongariro National Park. Its NZ's largest ski area with the longest season (June to October). In summer, visitors can explore NZ’s largest volcano via the Sky Waka gondola.


Tūroa boasts NZ's longest vertical drop at 722m. The High Noon Express takes you to the highest lifted point in NZ with panoramic views of North Island. Home of freeride in the north island with wide trails, natural hits & world class terrain parks.
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