Immerse yourself on New Zealand’s largest volcano in a Dual World Heritage site.

Winter Sightseeing

9am - 4pm daily (weather permitting).

Sit back & enjoy the spectacular ride on NZ's largest and most technically advanced gondola, Whakapapa's NEW Sky Waka to NZ's highest eateries at the Knoll Ridge Chalet this winter. This incredible experience is a must-do for skiers and non-skiers alike. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park from the comfort of a 10-seater luxury cabin.

Arrive at 2,020m above sea level to the Knoll Ridge Chalet with the highest cafe & restaurant in New Zealand. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pinnacle accompany your meal to make for an unforgettable experience.

Suitable for all ages & perfect for families. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm. Closed footwear is mandatory.

Purchase a sightseeing pass on-mountain or from one of our on or off mountain ticket outlets.


Sledding at Whakapapa

Come & play in the snow on our super fun sledding slope in Happy Valley. Kids & kids at heart of all ages have a (snow) ball up here! Slide on our specially groomed sledding slope all the way to the bottom of the covered Carpet Lift, then ride the lift back up - no walking involved! Grab a 1 hour sledding pass from Happy Valley Rentals on mountain. Sled hire included. Please note you cannot bring your own sled into the sledding area.

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