Winter Sightseeing
Explore the North Island's largest mountain in the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park

Winter Sightseeing

9am - 4pm daily (weather permitting) Jun - Oct

Experience the largest maunga (mountain) in the North Island this winter. Suitable for all ages & perfect for families. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm. Closed footwear is mandatory. Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended.

Purchase your Sightseeing Passes online or from our ticket outlets on or off mountain.

Whakapapa - Sky Waka Gondola

Journey 1.8kms into the Sky on New Zealand's longest gondola

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular ride on New Zealand's most technically advanced gondola, Whakapapa's 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 & restaurant in the country. Enjoy a coffee or wine from the upstairs deck of Knoll Ridge, settle in for a buffet meal by one of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pinnacles, or grab a bite from the Four Peaks Alley downstairs.

Sky Waka

Tūroa - Parklane Chairlift

Views across the Central Plateau and Mt Taranaki

Take a scenic chairlift ride up Tūroa's Parklane Chairlift. This leisurely ride takes you over striking volcanic terrain & waterfalls to the Snowflake Café, famous for its scrumptious burgers. Soak in stunning views of the upper mountain, across the Central Plateau & towards Mt Taranaki.

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