See & Eat
Satisfy your appetite with a snack, or simply sip on a beverage while enjoying breathtaking views of the maunga

See & Eat

Experience the largest maunga (mountain) in the North Island this winter.

Winter Sightseeing is available throughout the winter season at Whakapapa (weather permitting), & is suitable for all ages and perfect for families. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm. Closed footwear is mandatory. Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended. Please check the snow report for sightseeing status.

While you're here, enjoy a coffee, a meal or a drink at one of our eateries below.

Whakapapa Sightseeing - Sky Waka

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular ride on New Zealand's longest gondola, the Sky Waka. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park from the comfort of a 10-seater cabin.

Arrive at 2,020m above sea level to the Knoll Ridge Chalet, home to the highest café in the country. Enjoy a coffee from the upstairs deck, or grab a delicious snack or lunch and marvel at the views from the huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking The Pinnacles.

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Tūroa Eateries

Tūroa offers a variety of cafés for you to relax, kick back and enjoy some well earned treats.

If you're after a relaxing café breakfast, quick lunch or some refreshing aprés ski, The Alpine Bar is the place for you.

The Giant Café serves up tasty barista coffee and scrumptious lunch snacks. The view will make your lunch stop one to remember!

Alpine Bar
Giant Café

Whakapapa Eateries

Satisfy your appetite with a snack or simply sip on a beverage while enjoying breathtaking views. Whakapapa has a range of delicious eateries to accomodate a taste for everyone.

Lorenz's located in Whakapapa's base area offers a delicous breakfast or lunch and will get you ready for an epic day on the snow!

Knoll Ridge Chalet is home to Pātaka - The larder for a fantastic coffee or for those chasing a quick bite to get back on the slopes.

knoll Ridge